Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez has been pulled out of the Uruguay team owing to an injury. After Wednesday night’s Champions League loss to Real Madrid, the 23-year-old had a cut ankle.
Nunez had been called up for Uruguay’s two away friendlies against Japan and South Korea during the March international break, but it has been decided that he won’t be able to play for his nation and he will stay behind to receive treatment.
Darwin Nunez to have medical attention
The Liverpool attacker took part in the Reds’ Champions League loss to Real Madrid earlier this week, but to the dismay of many fans, he was substituted in the second half.
The 23-year-old, who has scored 14 goals in his debut season at Anfield, will now miss national duty.
The Reds have announced that he will receive treatment within the club. However, the severity of the injury was not disclosed by Liverpool, although it is presumed to be connected to a cut ankle suffered during Wednesday night’s Champions League loss to Real Madrid.
“Darwin looked like he was not at the absolute top level as well and we needed to defend that side as well. We could change and we wanted to mix things up a bit.”
The confirmation from Uruguay Football Federation
Nunez has reportedly experienced a setback and is now ruled out of Uruguay’s next friendlies against Japan and South Korea, according to the Uruguayan Football Association.
With a week left until the friendly matches, we can either be concerned that our No. 27 has already been judged ineligible to participate or we can hold out hope that the two weeks before our next game will be enough time for a full recovery.
The Scousers are all hoping for an unlikely three-game winning run that would position us for a solid end of the season and hopefully a passage to the top four as Manchester City, Chelsea, and Arsenal await for Jurgen Klopp’s club.
Instead, it appears like we are in a race against time to bring the 23-year-old back to playing while simultaneously attempting to encourage Luis Diaz and Thiago Alcantara to do the same.