By Habeeb Kuranga
Just ten days ago, Liverpool FC winger, Luis Diaz announced his return to full training and joined up with the rest of the squad in Dubai for the Dubai super cup. A tournament organised by the United Arab Emirate.
On 9th of December, it was reported that Diaz left the training camp in Dubai and returned to Kirby (Liverpool’s training centre) for assessment after he felt something in his knee.
In a pre-match conference before Liverpool take on Lyon, Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp discussed about Diaz’s return to Liverpool. He said: “He (Diaz) was not in the best possible place. It’s clear it’s a big disappointment for all of us, for him as well.
“It was a non-situation in training, honestly. Nothing (then he) felt something. He didn’t feel alot the next day but we wanted to be really cautious and said, ‘OK, come on let’s have a look.'”
Now, it has been made official from a statement released by Liverpoolecho that Luis Diaz is going to miss footballing action up until March next year.
Diaz has quickly adapted to life at Merseyside already scoring 4 goals and providing 3 assists in 12 outings for the Reds before he sustained a knee injury in the game against Arsenal at the Emirates stadium where Liverpool lost by 3-2.
Liverpool will get their season back under way with an EFL clash with Manchester City on the 22nd of this month after the world cup. Then, an EPL clash with Aston Villa comes up on the 27th of this month.
This is not the news all Liverpool fans will be happy about given the fact that the team have had a rollercoaster season before it was halted due to the ongoing FIFA world cup in Qatar.
Luis Diaz’s return to the treatment table has put Liverpool in a very difficult situation as another player in their attack, Diogo Jota is also injured and won’t be back till late January.