Jurgen Klopp confirmed some extremely positive injury news for Liverpool with Luis Diaz back ‘running outside’ ahead of the World Cup.
James Pearce relayed the manager’s comments from his pre-Southampton press conference on Twitter with the Reds set to face the Saints as their last competitive game before international commitments begin.
Klopp on having only 7 players in the WC: “Normally we would also have Diogo. I’m happy with the number we have for our pre-season training. Lucho (Diaz) is back running outside. Really positive.”
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) November 11, 2022
The Merseysiders have enjoyed excellent form of late, following the loss to Leeds United with three wins in a row against Napoli, Tottenham and Derby County.
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We did well to maintain some balance in the attacking line without our electric Colombian winger, who left the Emirates Stadium in a knee brace and crutches, although his enthusiasm on the left flank has certainly been sorely missed.
Ultimately, it has allowed Darwin Nunez to show his talents in that very position with the Uruguayan thriving against Tottenham in North London.
With that positional adjustment allowing Mo Salah to get into the middle and be a clear goal-scoring threat in the box, he’s set to give Klopp a major tactical dilemma once Diaz is back in action, though he’ll appreciate it after a shaky start. injury hit by injury. season.
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