Liverpool: Luis Diaz won’t be fit for Bournemouth clash
Liverpool winger Luis Diaz has “no chance” to play vs Bournemouth despite reports to the contrary, according to reliable journalist David Lynch.
The Lowdown: Diaz nearing return
The Colombian burst onto the scene when he joined the Reds in January 2022, igniting their quadruple push and registering seven goal contributions in the Premier League last season.
Unfortunately, Diaz has been absent since way back in October, however, when he suffered a serious knee injury in the 3-2 defeat away to Arsenal.
He has been working hard on his recovery, returning to running in training, and he could potentially have even been in the fold for Saturday’s trip to Bournemouth, with reports from his homeland revealing minutes against both the Cherries and Real Madrid as a possibility.
The Latest: Lynch makes contrary claim
Taking to Twitter, however, Football Insider‘s Lynch dropped a rather damning update to the contrary, saying there is “no chance” they take any risks:
“Considered unlikely that Luis Diaz will make his Liverpool return at Bournemouth on Saturday. Didn’t resume full training on Wednesday and no chance of any risks being taken.”
The Verdict: Huge player
Diaz’s eventual return has the potential to be absolutely massive for Liverpool, with the 26-year-old an electrifying footballer whose pace and quality on the left wing have been missed so much.
The 37-time capped Colombia international has been hailed as a ‘top world level player’ by Jurgen Klopp and he had three goals and two assists in seven league starts before his injury this season.
Granted, the current front-three of Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo are clicking right now, scoring six goals between in the 7-0 rout of Manchester United, but Diaz is still someone who makes Liverpool even stronger.
Klopp will be wary of throwing him back in too quickly but he has the ability to be a huge player in the Reds’ top-four push, providing even more ammunition in the final third.