Liverpool reporter for The Athletic James Pearce has shared an injury update on Darwin Nunez ahead of their game away at Nottingham Forest.
The Lowdown: Injury concern
Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Nunez ‘felt something‘ in their 1-0 win at home to West Ham United in midweek, as he was substituted before the hour mark.
The Uruguay international grabbed the only goal of the game in the first half with a well-placed header, and would have likely stayed on for longer if he did not pick up his injury.
The Latest: Treatment needed
Taking to Twitter on Friday afternoon, Pearce shared an update from Klopp on Nunez, as he confirmed that the striker has had ‘treatment’ on a tight hamstring, and is now a potential doubt for the match at Forest:
“He had treatment yesterday so we will see.”
The Verdict: Would be a big blow
It would certainly be a big blow for Klopp and his team if Nunez is unavailable to play against Forest.
The 23-year-old looks like he is starting to find his feet after getting himself sent off earlier in the season, with three goals in his last four matches in all competitions (Transfermarkt).
With both Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota injured as well, Klopp’s options in the forward line are limited at the moment, and losing Nunez as well would not be ideal, as the Anfield outfit need to keep on winning to put pressure on the top four.
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