Luis Diaz gives Liverpool boost ahead of Manchester City clash
Luis Diaz set to hand Liverpool huge injury boost ahead of Manchester City clash.
Luis Diaz is set to make his long-anticipated injury comeback from injury for Liverpool against Manchester City this weekend.
The Colombian has been out since sustaining a knee injury in the loss to Arsenal in October, but he resumed full training at Kirkby on Tuesday. If there is no negative response, Diaz will travel with Jurgen Klopp’s squad to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
The news will be a great boost for Klopp, whose team has a vital eight days to finish in the top four. The Reds play City on Saturday, then travel to Chelsea on Tuesday before hosting league-leading Arsenal on April 9.
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Darwin Nunez is not expected to be fit for the weekend, despite the striker missing the most recent Uruguay team due to a leg ailment, according to Klopp. But Thiago Alcantara, a midfielder, is still out with an unidentified hip problem.
The Spaniard hasn’t played since the beginning of February, and Liverpool had anticipated that he would be out for up to four weeks. He hasn’t joined the team for training, so he likely won’t be available for another crucial stretch for Klopp’s club.
The Reds presently hold the sixth spot in the Premier League, seven points behind Tottenham in fourth place despite having two games in hand. Newcastle is five points ahead of Liverpool, so they know that a loss against Manchester City on Saturday (12:30 GMT) may effectively put an end to their chances of qualifying for the Champions League.
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