Arsenal vs Liverpool: Reds suffer major injury blow ahead of Emirates trip

The forward is now an injury doubt ahead of Liverpool’s crunch tie against the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium

In the upcoming Premier League clash against Arsenal, the availability of a key Uruguayan player remains uncertain. This uncertainty arises from a foot injury sustained during a notable 4-1 victory over Chelsea. 

The injury occurred early in the game when an opponent stepped on the player’s foot, causing significant bruising.

Jurgen Klopp’s Comments on Nunez

According to Daily Mail, Jurgen Klopp, the manager of the team, addressed the situation when speaking to reporters. He revealed that the player, Darwin Nunez, is in doubt for the upcoming match. Klopp described how Nunez endured considerable pain due to the incident. Despite taking off his boot only after the game, fearing the worst, X-rays showed no fractures. However, the foot remained swollen, raising concerns about whether he can wear a boot again.

Nunez was seen leaving the stadium wearing a protective boot, and subsequent scans confirmed heavy bruising but no fractures. With no severe damage, the possibility of Nunez’s return to the lineup hinges on the reduction of swelling. The importance of this decision is amplified by the significant implications the fixture holds in the Premier League title race.

Nunez’ unwanted Premier League record

In the match against Chelsea, Nunez set an unwanted Premier League record by hitting the woodwork four times. This achievement, or rather misfortune, marked the most instances of a single player hitting the goal frame in a match since the 2003-04 season.

Looking ahead, Nunez is undoubtedly eager to take the field at the Emirates Stadium and make amends for a missed penalty against Chelsea. He has already notched 11 goals this season and aims to increase his tally in this crucial fixture, one that could potentially shape the Premier League title race. With Arsenal trailing Klopp’s team by just five points, every goal and every player’s availability become pivotal.


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