Injury boost for Newcastle Utd ahead of Liverpool clash

Cheik Tiote
Cheik Tiote

CHEIK Tiote and Ryan Taylor returned to training today ahead of Sunday’s visit of Liverpool.

The pair’s return will give Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew a welcome lift after captain Fabricio Coloccini was ruled out of the televised clash. Tiote has missed the last two games with a hamstring problem, while Taylor has been sidelined for three matches with a calf injury.

Influential midfielder Tiote will return to the starting XI alongside Yohan Cabaye.

And Taylor could line up at left-back, where Jonas Gutierrez, James Perch and Davide Santon have played in the last two games.

Assistant manager John Carver said: “They’re going to join in today which is good.

“It’s important we get as many of them back on the training pitch as possible during the run-in.”

Meanwhile, Perch is expected to replace Coloccini, who will miss the next two games with the hamstring problem he suffered last weekend.