Injury update

Last updated : 31 December 2002 By Martyn Elliott

The news on Sunday’s other injury victims was better, with Kieron Dyer’s calf scan revealing no serious damage and Nobby Solano being given the all clear after his head injury – but both are major doubts for the clash with Liverpool.

Alan Shearer’s neck injury and Nikos Dabizas’ shin injury have both been diagnosed as minor and both are in the squad to face the Reds.

Press reports this morning suggest that Michael Owen will miss the game with a hamstring injury, despite Gerard Houllier saying that he would be available.