Darwin Nunez’s status is a concern for Jurgen Klopp after his “horrible” Liverpool dread came true.

In the Premier League this weekend, Liverpool travels to Wolves with a number of injury concerns, with striker Darwin Nunez the latest setback for the Reds.

Manager of Uruguay Marcelo Bielsa has provided Jurgen Klopp with a troubling fitness update on Darwin Nunez, a striker for Liverpool.


Nunez started as center forward for Bielsa’s team on Tuesday in Ecuador, but the former Leeds manager removed him at halftime, citing the striker’s physical soreness. The Reds star played 73 minutes last weekend against Chile.

The former Benfica striker was a substitute in each of Liverpool’s first three Premier League games against Chelsea, Bournemouth, and Newcastle this season and only played a total of 41 minutes of action until playing the full 65 minutes in the win over Aston Villa before the break.

It is unclear from Bielsa’s update if the Uruguayan striker will be able to start Saturday’s Premier League match against Wolves, although it does not indicate a serious injury problem.


Before explaining why he chose to replace Nunez at the break, Bielsa noted that Nunez had “muscular difficulties” and said, “It seemed convenient to me to substitute him because he couldn’t keep up with the game when we had to press.”


Prior to the international break, Klopp highlighted his concern about his South American talents, including Nunez, Luis Diaz, and Alexis MacAllister, having too much travel in addition to their match schedule, which could impair their focus before domestic football resumes.



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