Luis Diaz has been out of action since suffering an injury against Arsenal in October, but he could make his comeback this Saturday when Liverpool face Manchester City
Luis Diaz has endured a long and agonizing wait on the sidelines as he has watched Liverpool’s season crumble in front of his eyes.
Following his electric start to his Reds career last season and the subsequent departure of Sadio Mane during the summer, the Colombian star was set for a big season at Anfield. Diaz has been out of action since October after sustaining a knee injury in the defeat to Arsenal, before suffering a setback during the club’s Dubai training camp in December.
The wording of the ad is a little different, but if you’re looking for a good laugh, this is the place to be. He has, however, done everything in his power to return as soon as possible, as evidenced by his behavior around the club’s Kirkby headquarters.
Diaz has even been coming in to train on his scheduled days off since the beginning of the year, according to the Liverpool Echo, and during the most recent international break, he trained with the academy in an attempt to regain some match sharpness.
Even fans who have been granted access to Liverpool’s AXA training facility have noticed his consistent work rate and desire. Some supporters were given an unofficial report, the following:
The fans couldn’t believe their luck when they came across Diaz working hard on a rehab day, despite the fact that none of Liverpool’s first team were scheduled to be present.
While his six-month absence has been felt by Liverpool, Diaz could now be included in the matchday squad when the Reds travel to the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City this weekend.
Jurgen Klopp will undoubtedly be wary of rushing the tricky forward back, and Diaz’s minutes are likely to be monitored and potentially limited between now and the end of the season – even with Liverpool chasing Champions League qualification.
However, Klopp will be eager to see Diaz return to the pitch, and if his rehab is any indication, he may be ready sooner than the Reds’ manager expects.
Diaz returned to training on Tuesday ahead of the match against City, but Klopp has admitted that he and the club’s medical team will proceed with caution with the £50 million signing.
“Of course, when he comes back, he’ll be really good and very impactful,” Klopp said. “That’s obvious, but how quickly I don’t know.” That is the major challenge in these circumstances.
“There is no time to be patient, but you must be patient. So, we’ll see, but I believe he has a good chance to make a significant impact in 10, 11, or 12 games. Let us see how long it takes.”