Reports: Liverpool dealt with an injury blow as we head toward a crucial week
Luis Diaz has been expected to remain on the sidelines, for longer than expected, due to his injury, which is a major blow for Liverpool. Our Colombian is a major doubt for the Reds clash against Bournemouth this Saturday.
Reports say that Diaz is yet to resume full team training as of Wednesday and, as such, is not expected to feature until 1st April. It had been suggested that Diaz would have been available for our clash against The Cherries and Real Madrid. However, this seems highly unlikely now, as per Football Insider.
“How quick? I don’t know. That’s the challenge in these moments. There’s no time for being patient, but you have to be patient.
You always have to wait. As I said, today I saw it – a very intense session with a lot of changes of direction and stuff like this. If there is no reaction to that and he can make the next step then I think he is not too far away.”
Said Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.
Our no. 23 has remained on the injury bench since the 3-2 defeat to the league leaders, back in October, due to a knee injury, at the Emirates.
Diaz was scheduled to be in action following the World Cup in Qatar. However, he suffered another injury blow during the Red’s December training camp in Dubai.
Moreover, with the sources suggesting that Diaz hasn’t returned to training, it is unlikely for him to be in the starting XI against Bournemouth and Real Madrid.
Also, with our clash against Fulham postponed, we face Man City after the trip to Bernabeu, on April 1. Hopefully, we could possibly see Diaz in action against Pep’s team.
What this injury blow means to the squad?
Liverpool’s form has massively improved in the Premier League following our 7-0 thrashing of Man Utd at Anfield.
With Salah, Gakpo, and Nunez all scoring a brace, our front line is a force to be reckoned with. Mo Salah looks to be in red-hot form with 4 goals and 4 assists in his last 5 games. Thus, as of now, Liverpool have enough options in the front line with Salah, Nunez, and Gakpo finally tuning in, the bench strength carries Firmino and Jota.
While the addition of Diaz might have helped to increase the firepower but the Reds could manage a month without the Colombian as their confidence at the moment is Sky-High!