Livramento only absentee


Ralph Hasenhüttl has confirmed that Tino Livramento is the only absentee ahead of Southampton’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace.

The 19-year-old suffered a devastating ACL injury during Southampton’s 2-2 draw with Brighton last weekend.

“It’s a big blow for him and also for us," confessed the boss. "He had his first very good year for us, he has shown that he is absolutely a Premier League player, and this helps you when you go into rehab for such a long time.

“To come back even stronger, hopefully. We have a very good team here that is taking care of him. Hopefully the surgery is perfect and then we have a lot of time to work with him.”

Aside from long-term absentee Livramento, the boss has a fully fit squad to select from for Saturday's meeting at St Mary's.

“We have no more injuries other than Tino. The team had a very good session yesterday.”