Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has provided an injury update on Luis Diaz and Harvey Elliott following the Reds’ 3-1 loss vs Lyon in Dubai.
Diaz suffered an injury during Liverpool’s training camp in the United Arab Emirates earlier this week. And Elliott left the game against Olympique Lyonnais in the 29th minute on Sunday.
Injury Update: Elliott and Diaz
Immediately following the Reds’ 3-1 loss, Klopp said at a news conference:
“Harvey got a knock before we scored. Harvey got a knock.
But I think we were lucky. He looks fine now, but he feels it. That’s normal. There was contact. But I hope we were lucky in that moment.
Yeah, he was not in the best possible place. It’s clear it’s a big disappointment for all of us, for him as well. It was a non-situation in training.
Honestly – nothing, felt something. [He] didn’t feel a lot the next day. But we wanted to be really cautious and said, ‘OK, come on, let’s have a look.’ Yeah, then the news came. And it was a proper smash in the face. But that’s it now.”
Elliott “feels OK,” according to Klopp. But there should still be concerns until a precise diagnosis is made because comparable circumstances have occurred before injuries were later verified.
Naturally, the aim is that the No. 19 is deemed healthy and can resume training in Dubai before the season resumes against Man City on December 22.
As a result of their World Cup elimination, Virgil, Henderson, Trent, Fabinho, and Alisson are all on vacation, leaving Liverpool already without Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota, and loanee Arthur.
In the meantime, Ibrahima Konate is still competing in Qatar following France’s 2-1 victory over England in the quarterfinals.
However, the manager did mention that Darwin Nunez would reunite with his teammates for the first time on Monday following Uruguay’s elimination from the competition.
Only five outfielders have spent more time on the field for Liverpool this season than Elliott, who has made 22 appearances, including 14 starts.