Luis Diaz leaves Liverpool training camp after injury setback
Liverpool left-winger Luis Diaz flew back to Merseyside after the recurrence of a knee injury due to which he has been missing out on action for so long.
Ever since the injury against Arsenal, Lucho has not played any competitive football, and recently made the way back to team training, only for the injury to rebound (h/t The Athletic [Subscription Needed].
Jurgen Klopp would be anxiously waiting for the results of the scan, which will let us know about the extent of the issue. The 25-year-old Colombian international has 10 goals and eight assists for Liverpool across all competitions in 38 appearances.
He was arguably the Reds’ best player alongside Harvey Elliott and Alisson in the initial weeks of the season and was putting in more than a shift to try and at least secure a result for the Reds, which we would have slipped from our hands if not for the efforts from Lucho among others.
He was among the best players from Liverpool missing out on World Cup action and would have been crucial in the last few games this month, but we would only know after the results of the scan. Diogo Jota is also still recovering from his injury and it could be a long time before he comes back into action as well.
Lucho injury issues
With Darwin Nunez also only returning from international duty, that leaves only Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino as the recognised attackers from the first team at the camp. Hopefully, the injured duo recover in time for the Reds’ first league game on Boxing Day against Aston Villa.
However, the Reds play Pep Guardiola’s mighty Manchester City in the EFL Cup on 22nd December, and for that at least, we need a strong enough XI to compete with the depth they possess.
Hopefully, the squad is back to full strength before the turn of the year, and we have a better chance of qualifying for next year’s UEFA Champions League to get our transfer targets successfully.
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The club needs to figure out a way to reduce the injuries and minimise such instances if possible. It is irritating as a fan to see the team underachieve just because the squad doesn’t remain at full strength due to constant fitness problems.