LONDON (AFP) — Liverpool striker Luis Diaz will be out from Monday until the end of the World Cup with a knee injury, according to reports.
Diaz picked up the injury in the first half of Liverpool’s 3-2 defeat at Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday.
The 25-year-old Colombian left the Emirates Stadium with crutches and a knee bandage.
Scans have revealed Diaz won’t require surgery, but it’s been reported that the injury will keep him out until the end of the World Cup, which starts on November 20.
Diaz will miss at least 10 games for Jurgen Klopp‘s struggling side, who are 14 points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal.
This is another blow for Liverpool. Diaz has become an influential figure since arriving from Porto in January.
He hopes to be back in action when the Premier League resumes in December after the World Cup.
The Reds already have a number of injury problems and Trent Alexander-Arnold is awaiting test results from an ankle injury he suffered against Arsenal.