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Liverpool receive Luis Diaz injury blow as approximate return date given



Liverpool winger Luis Diaz to undergo surgery to fix knee injury

As per Liverpool Echo, the Reds winger Luis Diaz will undergo surgery soon to fix the recurrence of his knee injury against Arsenal in early October. The player made the return to team training only recently, and within the first two days or so, the issue has come to his head again.

It must be heavily frustrating for the Colombian himself, to be on the sideline for eight weeks, come back into action only to realise that the injury is still pertaining. In 12 appearances until his injury this season, he was among the Reds’ best players, scoring four goals and three assists.

The Reds attacker will undergo surgery on the injured lateral collateral ligament in his knee according to Colombian journalist Pipe Sierra and here is the journalist’s tweet:

The player will be set back for a sizeable time now and will only play again for the Reds sometime in March. With both their options of left-wingers in Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz currently injured, the Reds will have no other option other than trying Darwin Nunez out wide.

Lucho will be a big miss

Diaz flew back to Merseyside from Dubai wherein the squad met for a mid-season training camp and with this newest issue, the Reds will need to find alternatives to play in the left-wing apart from Darwin.

Fabio Carvalho and Curtis Jones played in the position earlier this season, but obviously, playing in an unnatural position, for either player, will take time to settle, and that is something Liverpool do not have on their hands at all.

Luis Diaz is a superstar at Liverpool already.
Luis Diaz is a superstar at Liverpool already.

The season heads toward a crunch situation, and there is no time for any risks. The Reds, unfortunately, cannot field their best XI for a while and need to sort their situation sooner than later.

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The Reds play their next competitive game on 22nd November against Manchester City in the EFL Cup, and that is followed by a match against Aston Villa in the Premier League on Boxing Day.