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Alexander Isak could make his Newcastle debut against Liverpool TONIGHT

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Alexander Isak could make his Newcastle debut against Liverpool TONIGHT after the Magpies’ record £60m deal is finally free to play after getting work permit

  • Alexander Isak had completed his £60million move to Newcastle United last Friday
  • But the striker’s visa problems made him doubt whether he would play against Liverpool on Thursday
  • But he has now received a work permit from the Home Office
  • Boss Eddie Howe is now expected to make his Anfield debut

Newcastle United have been given a huge boost ahead of their clash against Liverpool after new signing Alexander Isak finally got his work permit to enable him to play.

There were doubts the Sweden international would be able to show up for failing to receive his visa on time, despite Real Sociedad signing for £60million last Friday.

But after missing out on a 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend, the striker can now play for Eddie Howe’s team at Anfield on Thursday evening, having now received his work permit from the Home Office.

Alexander Isak completed his record transfer from Real Sociedad to Newcastle United last Friday

Boss Eddie Howe is now expected to make the Swedish international's debut against Liverpool

Boss Eddie Howe is now expected to make the Swedish international’s debut against Liverpool

There were fears Eddie Howe still didn’t know if Isak would be available until just 75 minutes before kick-off at Anfield, but now the Newcastle boss is expected to debut his new signing sometime later in the season. evening.

The timing is especially welcome for the Magpies who must pass the tough test against Jürgen Klopp’s outfit knowing they are without Bruno Guimaraes, Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin, all of whom are out with hamstring injuries.

Despite the work permit delays, Isak trained with his teammates this week – not required as part of his permit – and Howe was impressed with Isak.

The Magpies travel to Anfield on Thursday evening for their fifth Premier League game this season

The Magpies travel to Anfield on Thursday evening for their fifth Premier League game this season

Isak has been training with his new teammates, but just got a work permit to play

Isak has been training with his new teammates, but just got a work permit to play

“We trained with him minimally between games, but what he’s done, he’s done very well. He looked cheerful and cheerful, but we only saw him in flashes. I’m excited by him.’

Isak expressed his joy at the move to Tyneside, saying: ‘It was a big, big decision for me, but it’s a decision I’m very happy with.

“It’s a great, historic club that I think everyone would like to play for, with great fans. They were a big part of why I came here – and also the club’s project, which I really believe in.

‘I want to win things. I want to achieve the goals and targets that the team has.’

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