Darwin Nunez sustained a shoulder injury during Liverpool’s victory over Newcastle United on Saturday night, according to Jurgen Klopp, and is currently experiencing discomfort.
At St. James’ Park, Nunez scored the game’s first goal after just 10 minutes, and Cody Gakpo added a second to put the Reds ahead of the Magpies.
Even though Liverpool’s opponents were reduced to 10 men after just 22 minutes, they held on to triumph to close the gap on the top four teams in the Premier League to just six points.
Nunez was forced to leave the game just before the hour mark after landing on his shoulder and suffering an injury, despite his early attempts to continue playing.
The last thing Klopp needs right now is additional injury concerns with a crucial Champions League match against Real Madrid coming up for his team on Tuesday. He must now wait in suspense to see if the Uruguayan forward will be healthy enough in time for it.
The unfortunate news is that Darwin has a shoulder injury. We’ll see,” the manager said during the news conference following the game.
“In the end, he had to leave due to a shoulder problem, and we need more evaluations,” the doctor said. Right now, I’m unsure.
“At the time, it hurts.” I hope it’s just discomfort and nothing more.
Nunez has gradually improved since moving to Anfield last summer, and despite some challenging matches, he has now scored 11 goals and provided four assists in 28 games.
If he is sidelined for an extended length of time, it will be devastating for Liverpool, who will then play league games against Crystal Palace, Wolves, and bitter rival Manchester United after Real Madrid.
In marginally more encouraging news, Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino joined the team against Newcastle as they neared full fitness, giving Klopp more options up front.