Liverpool winger Luis Diaz is not far away from returning to action
Ever since his knee injury against Arsenal in the opening weeks of October, Liverpool fans have been dearly waiting for Luis Diaz‘s return. Arguably one of the best players for the Reds in the initial part of the season, a freakish knee injury late in the first half against the Gunners meant that the Reds will have to be without his services for a while.
The 25-year-old Colombian in 12 appearances across all competitions until his injury had four goals and three assists. Without Lucho in attack, one would have thought that Liverpool would have it extremely tough to cope.
But bar the initial few games, Jurgen Klopp’s men have had a good response to the situation and have a streak of positive results in recent games.
As per assistant coach Pep Lijnders via Liverpool Echo, Lucho could be back in training as early as the mid-season camp in Dubai later this month during the World Cup. The former FC Porto winger was on the track to rehab almost immediately and has shown great mental health during this tough phase.
When asked whether Diaz or Diogo Jota could return to action during the mid-season training camp, here is what Ljinders had to say:
“Luis definitely, if everything goes to plan,”
“We can’t wait to see him back, he is this player who smiles when he has the ball at his feet.
Alongside the mid-season training, the Reds are part of a three-club competition, the Dubai Super Cup alongside AC Milan and Olympique Lyonnais. As per the current road to recovery, Diaz should be fit for these games.
Liverpool will have Lucho soon
Liverpool, after their penalty shoot-out win vs Derby County in the EFL Cup before the International Break, drew Manchester City for the Round of 16 in the competition. With a number of international players representing their nations in Qatar, the Carabao Cup game will most likely go through on less-than-full strength for either side on 22nd December.
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With a fully fit Diaz, Liverpool will have him, Diogo Jota, Darwin Nunez, Roberto Firmino and of course, Mo Salah in the attack. On song, there would hardly be any other team in the league with such a world-class level of forwards in their lineup bar Manchester City.