Newcastle striker Ayoze Perez has provided a positive fitness update ahead of the Magpies' clash with title-chasing Liverpool on Saturday night.
The forward was forced off the pitch early on during Newcastle's 1-1 draw with Brighton on the weekend, however he has revealed that despite picking up a painful injury he will kick on and do all he can to start against the Merseyside club.
Having netted the opener against the Seagulls, the Spaniard seemed to be in some discomfort before being substituted by manager Rafa Benitez.
The 25-year old said: “It is a massive test because they are a top side who are doing really well but they are coming to our home.
“We have done well at our stadium and we have to take advantage.
“Hopefully we can do something good for ourselves and our fans and finish on a high.”
Commenting upon his own injury and determination to be involved, Perez added: “I tried to carry on as long as possible but I realised I had to go off because I could not sprint any more.
“It is sore but I will make sure I am fit for the next one.”
As the anticipation for the weekend's clash continues to builds, Perez could be a key figure for the Magpies if they want to get a result against Jurgen Klopp's in-form team.