Darwin Nunez shoulder injury update shared ahead of Real Madrid clash
Darwin Nunez’s apparent shoulder issue in the 2-0 victory over Newcastle United made fans cringe ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League match against Real Madrid on Tuesday night.
According to a tweet from James Pearce of The Athletic, Jurgen Klopp acknowledged that the Uruguayan wasn’t yet officially out of the match in question, with a final determination still to be made.
At St. James’ Park, the former Benfica player joined Cody Gakpo in scoring, moving the Merseysiders one step closer to the top four.
Much is made of Nunez’s ‘chaos-making’ abilities in the box but it’s critical we don’t put down his importance to an aura and acknowledge just how much of a threat he is either running down the flank with the ball and exploiting space between defenders as was the case for his opener against Eddie Howe’s men.
Having both Diogo Jota and Bobby Firmino waiting in the wings, just in case, will provide some relief should our No.27 be deemed unready.
Ideally, however, with the current front-three setup appearing to be in the process of building some kind of devastating understanding – such to an extent that it made up for our struggles at the weekend – the 23-year-old may hold the key, along with his colleagues, to handing us a positive result tomorrow.