Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce has confirmed that both Ryan Fraser and Karl Darlow will miss the trip to face Liverpool in the league this weekend.

Bruce revealed the injury status of the two players in his pre-match press conference on Friday ahead of the Liverpool game at Anfield on Saturday afternoon. The Newcastle United boss takes his team to face the Reds hoping to get the points that would secure another Premier League campaign.

On Scotland national team player Fraser, he has underwent groin surgery and he won’t be back until the start of next month at least. Bruce is optimistic that the Ex-Bournemouth winger would still play for the Magpies before the end of the season.

For English goalkeeper Darlow, he was not in the Newcastle United squad for the last league game, a 3-2 win at home to 10-man West Ham United. According to Bruce, Darlow has had a knee surgery that would rule him out for a few weeks.

Darlow was the first choice goalkeeper at Newcastle United at the start of the season due to the injury to regular first choice Martin Dubravka. Darlow retained his place in the Newcastle XI for some games despite Slovakian international Dubravka returning to full fitness.

Bruce later dropped Darlow for Dubravka after a few mistakes crept into his game and the dropped goalkeeper was unlucky to miss out on the last England squad announced by manager Gareth Southgate.

Newcastle United were under serious threat of Premier League relegation a few weeks ago but a return of seven points from three games has eased the pressure on Bruce and his players. As things stand, they are eight points ahead of the drop with just six games left to play.