Liverpool winger Luis Diaz is anticipated to go for surgical procedure after struggling a contemporary knee harm throughout coaching.
Supervisor Jurgen Klopp lately confirmed that Diaz, who has not performed since initially hurting his knee in early October, had complained of ache as soon as once more as he seemed to be closing in on a attainable return.
Now, Colombian reporter Pipe Sierra has revealed that Diaz is anticipated to endure surgical procedure to handle the most recent situation, which may depart him sidelined for an extra three months.
Diaz’s preliminary situation was understood to be together with his medial collateral ligament, however this contemporary harm considerations his lateral collateral ligament as a substitute.
It comes as a large blow for Liverpool, who have been initially hoping that Diaz could be wholesome sufficient to characteristic of their friendlies throughout their heat climate coaching camp in Dubai this month.
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A 3-month absence would rule Diaz out till the top of March – probably an extra 12 Premier League video games – however may see him return in time to face Manchester Metropolis on the Etihad Stadium on April 1.
Diaz’s absence noticed Darwin Nunez moved out to the left facet of Liverpool’s assault, linking up with Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah to spectacular impact earlier than the Premier League was placed on maintain for the World Cup.
Klopp can be coping with the absence of fellow winger Diogo Jota, who has travelled to Dubai with the staff however will not be anticipated to return to aggressive motion till February.