Liverpool handed major boost as Villareal star confirmed out with 'severe' injury

Liverpool have been handed a boost in their hopes of reaching the Champions League final this season as it has emerged that Villareal star forward Gerard Moreno has suffered a 'severe' hamstring strain in their 2-1 win over Getafe in La Liga.

Moreno was forced off just after half time in the encounter, and there were concerns over the severity of the injury. Fears which have now been realised, as he seems set to be sidelined for much of the remainder of Unai Emery's sides' campaign.

The Spanish striker has scored 9 times in 17 games for Unai Emery’s side this season, and netted in the Europa League final win over Manchester United last campaign too.

Liverpool's quadruple hopes still on

Liverpool’s attempt to do the unprecedented, and register a quadruple across domestic and European fronts, remains very much on.

Coming through a tricky semi-final against Manchester City courtesy of a 3-2 scoreline that in truth flattered the Cityzens, they now face one more Wembley outing against Chelsea next month in the final.

Meanwhile, they trail Pep Guardiola’s side by 1 point in the Premier League standings, and know that they need to be perfect and rely on a Manchester City slip up in order to lift the trophy for the second time under Jurgen Klopp.

And they could meet the Manchester club in the Champions League final too, with both sides in the semi-finals against Spanish opposition. Victories for both would see them meet yet again in Paris for the final, as both sides dispute the title of best club in Europe.

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Ben Browning

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