- Liverpool have received upsetting injury news after Luis Diaz pulled out of the club's training camp in Dubai
- Diaz was expected to make his return from injury this week but will now have to wait to learn the extent of his issue
- Jurgen Klopp's side are without Diogo Jota, leaving them short in the attacking areas
Liverpool have been dealt a blow as winger Luis Diaz suffered a fresh injury setback in his comeback from injury.
Jurgen Klopp was expecting the Colombian to be back this week but will have to wait to learn the extent of his injury.
The 25-year-old sustained an injury in early October in Liverpool's 3-2 away loss to Arsenal and he was expected to miss just over two months of action. The former Porto forward returned to Colombia for his rehabilitation.
With Diogo Jota also on the treatment table, Liverpool's depth upfront is getting thinner as club football returns.
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The Reds' first half of the season has been derailed by injuries, evidenced by their sluggish start to the league season.
Diaz injury setback
The Times reported that Diaz flew back to the United Kingdom after feeling discomfort. The club will do further assessments to determine the extent of the issue.
Klopp did not mention what caused the discomfort, according to the Liverpool Echo.
“What’s not good is we have to see with Lucho (Diaz). He felt something and we need to have further assessment there, but apart from that they all look really, really good.”
Diaz arrived at Liverpool in January from Portugal and quickly became an important player for the Merseyside club's run to the 2022 Champions League final.
With long-term servant Sadio Mane's exit, Diaz was seen as the one to replace the Senegal star. Klopp's first game after the World Cup final will be against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup.
Klopp on Liverpool's decline
Sports Brief earlier reported on Klopp rubbishing claims that Liverpool are on the decline following years of success under his tutelage.
The Reds won just four of their first 12 Premier League games to fall 15 points behind leaders Arsenal and already sit eight adrift of a top-four place.
After 15 games, they are seven points behind 4th placed Tottenham Hotspur.
Klopp and the Liverpool hierarchy have faced criticism for not doing more to rejuvenate a squad that came close to winning an unprecedented quadruple of trophies last season.
Source: Sports Brief News