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Luis Diaz set to return to action for Liverpool ahead of Real Madrid clash

Liverpool attacker Luis Diaz could return to action in the club’s Champions League match against Real Madrid one week from today.

According to Colombian journalist Diego Reuda, he will likely make the bench for Liverpool’s Premier League game against Bournemouth.

He is unlikely to play against the Cherries but may feature during the clash with the La Liga club.

The 26-year-old first suffered an LCL tear during the Merseyside club’s 3-2 loss to Arsenal in October. He reinjured himself in Dubai two months later.

The second injury required surgery, and the Colombian attacker has been out of action for five months.

However, he returned to training recently as they brought him up to speed fitness-wise. They have slowly increased his workload.

Diaz has done plenty of individual sessions in the gym and vigorous work with the ball.

Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp was optimistic when talking about Diaz’s recovery, saying everything was going well and according to plan.

He did allude that the former FC Porto man would only return after the March international break, but the latest reports say he will be back sooner.

Diaz is just the sort of spark Liverpool will need against Madrid. Los Blancos hold a 5-2 advantage from the first leg at Anfield.

The Reds travel to Spain knowing they must give everything to defeat the 14-time Champions League winners.

They must first overcome Bournemouth in the league. Fresh off their 7-0 thrashing of rivals Manchester United, they will be riding high on confidence.

Mohamed Salah, Cody Gakpo and Darwin Nunez were on fire on Sunday as they demolished United. They each scored braces before Roberto Firmino joined the action after coming on.

Salah became the club’s all-time Premier League goal scorer with his second goal, overtaking Robbie Fowler. 

Despite their upturn form, Liverpool will be happy to have Diaz back for this crucial final stretch of the season. He will give the squad an attacking boost.

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