Liverpool provides an update on Luis Diaz as a player confirmed to start against Madrid

Luis Diaz injury update

Liverpool winger Luis Diaz hopes to recover from injury in time for their Champions League clash against Real Madrid.

Considering Diaz missed the training session with his teammates yesterday, his return seems unlikely. However, he was seen training before Jurgen Klopp’s team on the lawn of the AXA training center.

The Columbian has been sidelined for the past four months, after suffering a knee injury against the Gunners in October 2022. The winger hasn’t featured for the Reds once since then.

Diaz gives an injury update ahead of second-leg Madrid tie

In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports, Diaz gave an update on his recovery.

I hope to be back soon. Let’s wait a little just to see when I can come back to the pitch and if it’s at the Bernabeu, it will be no worries.

Diaz also replied to the praises received by his South American teammate Darwin Nunez.

“I saw what Darwin said and, yes, it’s important to be back, but it’s not only me. The idea is to be back and help the team with all my friends and the players that play on the team. I want to be back and to have a good second part of the season.”

It has been speculated that the Columbian will make a return to Klopp’s side after the international break, He could be available for their clash against the defending Premier League champions Manchester City.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have also given a 6-word update on Luis Diaz’s injury.

Meanwhile, it does look that Fabinho will start for Liverpool. The fact that the Brazil international was assigned pre-game media duties in Madrid yesterday night suggests he will play right away.

Fabinho said:

“We have to have confidence to play this game because we really need to change a big result that was made in the first game.

But I think we have to really enjoy this game, we will play at the Bernabeu, a really nice stadium to play [in], a really big Champions League game. We have to try to enjoy the game.

I think it will be important to not concede, to be intelligent in the game. We can’t be desperate early in the game because I think we have to be calm in every situation; it doesn’t matter what happens in the game, we have to be calm and try to play our best football.”

What is next for the Merseyside Giants?

Liverpool have a near-impossible task on their hands of turning a 5-2 deficit against the Los Blancos away from home.

Things won’t get any easier for the Reds as they await Diaz’s return with their tight Premier League schedule. After their second leg against Madrid, Liverpool are set to face three of the big six teams in the league.

These games appear to be very crucial for the Reds in their quest to acquire Champions League place next season.

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