Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez has withdrawn from the Uruguay squad in this March international window due to injury, adding more trouble to the Reds.
Jurgen Klopp’s team is having a terrible season as most of their key men keep missing matches because of fitness problems, and Nunez has joined the list of players that have suffered physical problems.
The Athletic reports that he suffered an ankle tear in Liverpool’s 1-0 loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League this midweek. As Uruguay added him to their squad, he was initially expected to join up with the rest of his national teammates.
However, all parties have now agreed that it is best for him to sit out the matches and recover to be in good shape after the break.
Liverpool will be happy with this decision, as it reduces the risk of the attacker aggravating the problem and will mean he can be fit for their first game in April.
Nunez has been one of the most dangerous strikers in the Premier League this season, his first in England, but the former Benfica man can be guilty of missing many chances in games.
The Reds will lose Roberto Firmino at the end of the term, so he is expected to lead their attack now and in the future, which is why the fans will want to see him back on the pitch after the break.
Nunez has scored 14 goals and provided four assists from 33 games for the Reds this season, which is not bad for a first-timer in England.