Liverpool were dealt a double blow in their defeat to Arsenal on Sunday after boss Jurgen Klopp revealed Luis Diaz and Trent Alexander-Arnold will be out injured for the foreseeable future.
The Reds lost 3-2 to the Gunners in a fiercely contested Premier League game, making a title charge virtually impossible as they sit 14 points off the top of the table. And the Reds' season is set to be even more difficult following the loss of Diaz and Alexander-Arnold.
Wing dynamo Diaz was taken off after colliding with Arsenal star Thomas Partey. He received treatment and tried to continue but was removed from action when he collapsed to the ground shortly after.
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And worry was etched on the face of Reds head coach Jurgen Klopp as Diaz's knee was strapped up, with the Colombian needing crutches to support his body weight.
The Reds will find it hard to replace Diaz who caused Arsenal problems throughout the match and assisted Reds striker Darwin Nunez for his rare goal.
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But things got even worse for Liverpool when Alexander-Arnold sustained an injury and wasn't able to return to the pitch for the second half. The right wing-back's health issue came after his questionable defending was blamed for Arsenal's early opener.
Nonetheless, Klopp wasn't happy when finding out he will have to make do without Diaz and Alexander-Arnold. He said following Alexander-Arnold's omission: "He is injured unfortunately. Like Luis Diaz as well, it doesn't look good for both. That is the icing on the cake…"
The pair will join Liverpool loan star Arthur Melo in the treatment room. Melo, who's been branded Liverpool's most pointless transfer ever, was ruled out of action on Saturday until next year.
Liverpool's deepening injury crisis couldn't of come at a worst time for the club. They go up against rivals Manchester City in the Prem next Sunday, and have to face Rangers in the Champions League before then this week.
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