Liverpool star Luis Diaz underwent surgery for a significant knee issue he faced after the injury.
Liverpool must prepare for the possibility that Luis Diaz won’t be available until March after undergoing surgery over the weekend.
The 25-year-old Diaz underwent surgery to address a problem with his lateral collateral ligament, the second significant knee ailment of the season.
The Reds star was ready to make his comeback in Dubai after getting back in shape during the midseason break. But he had a significant setback during Friday’s training.
Diaz was sent back to Merseyside after complaining of discomfort before Sunday’s Dubai Super Cup friendly against Lyon at the Al Maktoum Stadium. Diaz’s initial knee injury occurred in the 3-2 loss to Arsenal in early October.
Luis Diaz ready to undergo knee surgery
After the friendly loss, Jurgen Klopp described the most recent injury as a “smash in the face,”. And the Colombian international has subsequently undergone surgery following examinations by the team’s medical staff back on Merseyside.
It means the Reds will probably be without their important wide player for two months. And it could be devastating to their chances of finishing in the top four.
On Instagram, Gera Ponce, Diaz’s partner, wrote that the Liverpool star’s recuperation would require “patience and strength.”
She wrote, in addition to pictures of Diaz in a hospital bed:
“Sometimes the difficulties that occur in our life directly prepare us to take an extraordinary path. Now patience and strength are essential. But, above all, the love of the family. We are all here for you, the same as always. And we will see you rise stronger, we love you.”
Speaking after the game on Sunday, Klopp said:
“He is not in the best possible place [mentally], that is clear. It was a big disappointment for all of us and him as well. It was a nothing situation in training, honestly. And he felt something, he didn’t feel it a lot the next day but we wanted to be really cautious. So we said: ‘come on, let’s have a proper look’ and then the news came which was a proper smash in the face, but that’s it now.”