Luis Diaz Injury: Liverpool forward Luis Diaz is expected to be out for six to eight weeks after suffering a knee injury…
Luis Diaz Injury: Liverpool forward Luis Diaz is expected to be out for six to eight weeks after suffering a knee injury against Arsenal, manager Jurgen Klopp said on Tuesday, as injuries continue to plague the Merseysiders in a difficult start to the season. Follow InsideSport.IN for more football news.
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Trent Alexander-Arnold was also forced off against Arsenal after injuring his ankle and faces two to three weeks out, while defender Joel Matip picked up a calf problem and will be unavailable for Wednesday’s Champions League clash at Rangers. Diaz left the Emirates Stadium on crutches with his knee in a brace as Liverpool slumped to a 3-2 defeat in the Premier League and will miss a number of key games.
Liverpool host Manchester City on Sunday and have a trip to Tottenham Hotspur next month, as well as Champions League Group A games against Ajax Amsterdam and Napoli. “Lucho looks like a fast healer, but still of course we have to be careful. It could have been worse, the way he was moving after the game… It’s six to eight weeks, we’ll see how longg,” Klopp told reporters.
“I thought maybe, hopefully, we got a little bit lucky with Trent because the ankle didn’t look good… It’s always hard to say. Shorter than a month, two weeks I heard, but we’ll see if it is true. “It’s not great, but it’s the situation and we have to deal with it and we will.”
Andy Robertson will be in the squad for the Rangers game, Klopp added, but the game will come too soon for Alex OxladeChamberlain, Naby Keita and Curtis Jones. Liverpool are second in Group A with six points, three behind leaders Napoli, after two wins in their previous three games, while Rangers are yet to pick up a point and remain rooted to the bottom.
Klopp’s side claimed a much-needed 2-0 win over Rangers at Anfield last week but suffered another league setback after Sunday’s defeat at Arsenal saw them languish in 10th place with 10 points from eight games. “I can’t promise we will fly tomorrow, but we will fight,” Klopp said. “It hasn’t gotten any easier since Sunday because of the injuries, but I liked the team I saw today in training. Let’s give it a shot.”
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