Tino Livramento: Southampton defender may need surgery on knee injury, admits Ralph Hasenhuttl | Football News

Ralph Hasenhuttl has revealed that Tino Livramento may require surgery for a knee injury after his 10-man Southampton team won the FA Cup in extra time in Swansea.

Nathan Redmond, Mohamed Elyounoussi and Shane Long scored as Southampton reached the fourth round of the competition with a 3-2 win.

The Saints played the majority of the game with 10 men after Yan Valery was sent off for two offenses within the half hour.

Saints skipper James Ward-Prowse has replaced right-back and could do so again in Tuesday’s Premier League game against Brentford, with suspended Valery joining Livramento and Kyle Walker-Peters on the sidelines.

“I’ll ask my captain what he says,” Hasenhuttl said of the possibility of Ward-Prowse playing as right-back against Brentford.

Teenager Livramento has been fantastic for Southampton since arriving from Chelsea on a £ 5m contract in August.

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The 19-year-old made 18 Premier League appearances and last played in Boxing’s win at West Ham.

Regarding Livramento’s injury, Hasenhuttl said: “The injury to the meniscus, even if slight … I know from my son, a year has passed.

“We don’t know. At the moment we try it without surgery, but we have to look at how bad it is.

“It’s always an alarm for me when they (the medical team) don’t want to talk.

“It’s not okay when they don’t come to me. But I’ll go to them every day to ask them.”

The draw was played behind closed doors due to the Welsh government’s coronavirus regulations and Hasenhuttl said: “It was a strange situation because we didn’t get used to it anymore.

“But I know we can fight. I know we have a team with passion and a high workload, but this week’s matches are coming very fast.

“It doesn’t get easier with Brentford on Tuesday.”

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Swansea led the equalizer into extra time when Joel Piroe scored his 13th goal of the season at home after 77 minutes.

Jan Bednarek’s own goal put them four minutes ahead in extra time, but Elyounoussi equalized instantly and Long Saints’ first goal since February 2020 settled matters.

Swansea had not played since 11 December due to forced postponements from the coronavirus, but this was the fourth consecutive defeat for Russell Martin’s side.

Martin said: “I’m really hurt by the way we lost that game. It wasn’t acceptable. Going so much time without a game didn’t help, but that’s no excuse.

“We shouldn’t concede goals like the last two: a long kick and we’re open.

“Our reaction to the loss of the ball was not good at all. But there were also some good things that I liked, given the circumstances and the fact that we were trying a new form.”

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