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Luis Diaz sidelined until December with a knee injury

Liverpool will be without Luis Diaz until December after the winger picked up a knee injury in the 3-2 defeat against Arsenal, according to the Daily Mail’s Dominic King.

Diaz, who reportedly left the Emirates Stadium on crutches, was subbed off shortly after he assisted Darwin Nunez’s 34th-minute equaliser to make it 1-1 at the time.

While the Colombian is not expected to undergo surgery, he is now set to face a fairly lengthy spell out of action until after the 2022 World Cup which commences next month.

This comes as a huge blow to Liverpool with Trent Alexander-Arnold also coming off at half-time for Joe Gomez. His injury has not been deemed as serious as the Colombian’s.

Diogo Jota is the favourite to fill in for Diaz during his absence although summer signing Fabio Carvalho could also be given a run of games having struggled for regular playing minutes since his move from Fulham.

Currently sitting six points behind the top four and a further eight adrift of league leaders Arsenal off the back of yesterday’s defeat, Liverpool face an uphill task to salvage their Premier League campaign after manager Jurgen Klopp ruled out his side’s chances of competing for the title earlier today.

Following an opening defeat to Napoli, the Reds also have work to do in their Champions League group to ensure qualification into the next round despite claiming back-to-back victories against Ajax and Rangers.

Liverpool are now preparing for their visit to Ibrox to face Rangers on Wednesday night before a heavyweight EPL clash against Manchester City four days later.

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