The Swedish international watched Newcastle's dramatic late 1-1 draw at Wolves but was unavailable for the game due to work permit issues after his £60million move from Real Sociedad.
"This is our first one (work permit) since I've been here which has taken this long. I don't know if the Bank Holiday weekend had something to do with it," said Howe.
"I would be hugely disappointed if we couldn't use him on Wednesday (at Liverpool) in some capacity."
Allan Saint-Maximin's brilliant late volley grabbed a point for Newcastle at Molineux.
It cancelled out Ruben Neves' first-half rocket which looked set to give the hosts their first Premier League win of the season.
Howe said: "If I'm looking at it through his eyes I would be excited looking at the team and how many chances we could create for him.
"I'd also realise I'd have to contribute to the team in a physical way because that game was brutal.
"Strikers are always judged on their goal output and creativity. We hope he makes a difference when he plays.
"He is a linker of play as well and is not just a goalscorer, he will contribute in all the aspects of our build-up play. That's why I'm excited for what he can do to the team."