Liverpool suffer yet another injury as star attacker forced to withdraw from international duty

The Reds continue to drop like flies

Liverpool have been dealt yet another massive injury blow as it has emerged that summer signing Darwin Nunez has been forced to withdraw from the upcoming international break through injury.

The Uruguayan was initially called up for his nation’s games against Japan and South Korea, but a statement subsequently confirmed that he will not in fact be joining his compatriots.

‘Nunez will now miss the games due to an injury, as confirmed by the Uruguayan Football Association, and will instead receive treatment at the AXA Training Centre’, a statement from Liverpool confirmed.

Though he has been struggling with a shoulder injury, reports suggest that this time it is an ankle injury that will leave him sidelined, though there is no timescale having been put on his recovery.

The Reds were not due to be in action this weekend anyway, after being knocked out of the FA Cup, meaning that their next clash will be with Manchester City at the Etihad on April 1st.

The latest news caps a terrible week for Jurgen Klopp and co, with Stefan Bajcetic having ruled himself out for the remainder of the season with an abductor injury and his side having fallen to a 1-0 defeat to Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, and a 6-2 aggregate loss, to exit the Champions League at the last 16 stage.

Having lost plenty of stars through injury this season, Klopp is already without Thiago Alcantara, while Luis Diaz has missed the majority of the season with a knee injury, though the pair may return against Manchester City after the international break.

The Reds currently sit six points outside the top four, though they have a game in hand on Tottenham in fourth.

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