According to Football Insider, Luis Diaz will not play for Liverpool when they go to Bournemouth in the early kickoff on Saturday, a significant setback for Jurgen Klopp’s team
According to recent rumours, the Colombian is ready to return to action against the Cherries and then Real Madrid next week, but those dreams have already been dashed, with the trip to Manchester City on April 1 being rumored to be a more appropriate return date for the former Porto man.
Our No. 23 has been out of action since damaging his knee in a 3-2 loss to Arsenal in October, and while he was on his way back to full fitness towards the end of last year, he suffered a setback during the Reds’ winter training camp in Dubai before Christmas and has stayed out since.
The 26-year-old recently stated his desire to play for Liverpool at the Bernabeu, but the club’s medical staff has stated that no risks should be taken.
Following our travel to Madrid, where we hope to rebound from the 5-2 defeat in the first leg, our match against Fulham at Anfield has been rescheduled due to the London club’s involvement in the FA Cup.
That means we’ll kick off April against Pep Guardiola’s team at the Etihad.
We can’t wait to see Diaz back in action, but we realize that he should be eased back into the lineup gradually and only when he’s 100% ready.