Jurgen Klopp confirms Darwin Nunez injury return but Liverpool suffer midfield blow for Manchester City clash
The international break provided both good and bad news for the Reds after Nunez was made unavailable for Uruguay with an ankle injury.
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed the problem has now disappeared to allow him to train on Thursday, bringing him back ‘in contention’ for the game.
However, midfielder Keita returned from Guinean service with a muscle injury, ruling him out against City. Klopp said: “We’ll see how long it takes.”
Luis Diaz remains at least a week away from a return after a long-term issue with Thiago Alcantara not too far behind as Liverpool take on City, Chelsea and Arsenal in the space of nine days.
The run of games should prove a litmus test of whether Klopp’s side can pose a serious challenge to Tottenham and Newcastle in the hunt for a top four finish, with Spurs’ current deficit set at seven points with two games left. hand.
“It’s like a Champions League week,” said the Reds boss. “I’m super excited.
“We are not stupid. We know the last game against Real Madrid was not a good game, before that at Bournemouth was not a good game, the one before (against Manchester United) was world class.
“We have to pick up from there and react to the other two games.”