LIVERPOOL star Luis Diaz left the Emirates on crutches after the Reds’ 3-2 defeat by Arsenal.
A bad day for Jurgen Klopp’s side could have even worse consequences as the winger wears a knee brace following a first-half injury.
Diaz caused problems for Arsenal and produced the assist for Darwin Nunez’s equalizer in a promising performance.
But his game was halted early on after he came off second best in a clash with Thomas Partey and was treated after the sinking.
Diaz tried to continue but moments later he hit the turf again and the decision was made to strip him.
It was a major setback for Liverpool as although substitute Roberto Firmino scored the Reds weren’t as dangerous without the Colombian in attack.
Klopp will no doubt be very concerned that Diaz’ knee is strapped to the winger and also unable to support his own weight without crutches.
To make matters worse, Trent Alexander-Arnold also picked up an injury and was unable to play in the second half.
Klopp gave an update on the pair’s condition after the game.
He said he [Alexander-Arnold] is unfortunately injured. As with Luis Diaz, things are not looking good for either of them. That’s the icing on the cake.”
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That’s a major concern for a Liverpool side who are already 14 points behind leaders Arsenal.
The Reds have won just two of eight games and are ninth in the league, with games coming close and fast. First up is a Champions League trip to Rangers in midweek before champions Manchester City visit Anfield next Sunday.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6403362/liverpool-luis-diaz-crutches-injury-arsenal/ Liverpool ace Luis Diaz leaves Emirates on crutches and wearing a knee brace after suffering an injury in the Arsenal defeat