Jurgen Klopp Liverpool manager has revealed that Darwin Nunez is a doubt for their Premier League match against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.
Darwin Nunez has missed several training sessions this week, and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed if the Uruguayan international could not train on Friday, he would be ruled out of the Reds’ clash with Brighton & Hove Albion.
If Darwin Nunez becomes unavailable for selection against Brighton, it would be a blow for Liverpool, with Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota, and Roberto Firmino yet to fully recover from the injuries. Jurgen Klopp will be short of options in the attacking department if Darwin Nunez misses the game against Brighton & Hove Albion due to an unspecified injury.
“If he cannot train [on Friday] then, yes, that would rule him out,” Jurgen Klopp said, providing an update on Darwin Nunez. “We are waiting for the latest information; it is not a major one, but it still kept him out of training. We have to wait for that.”
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Jurgen Klopp provides Roberto Firmino injury update
Jurgen Klopp also provided an update on Roberto Firmino, with the Liverpool manager confirming that the Brazilian is not close to returning to team training.
“In the first moment, it was like a little injury where the estimate [was] ten days, two weeks,” Jurgen Klopp said.
“He did the normal rehab stuff, all the experts told us what we can do – and then Bobby felt something again and that kept him out then for longer. I don’t know exactly when he will be back, but he’s not close to team training.”
Liverpool goes into the game against Brighton on the back of their draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup 3rd. Darwin Nunez was one of the scorers as Liverpool played out a 2-2 draw with the Wolves. That draw means Liverpool and Wolves will once again square off in the replay of the same fixture.
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Meanwhile, the Merseyside outfit currently sits seventh in the Premier League points table with 28 points from 17 matches. They trail table-toppers Arsenal by 16 points. The Gunners have 44 points from 17 matches in the English top flight so far this season.
In the race for top four, Liverpool are seven points behind Manchester United, who occupy the fourth spot. The Red Devils have 35 points from 17 matches so far in the Premier League 22/23 season.
Liverpool will move up to sixth if they pick up a win over Brighton when they meet on Saturday. The Reds, meanwhile, will slip to eighth if it is Brighton who secures all three points from the fixture.