Luis Diaz, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joel Matip out against Manchester City on Sunday

Luis Diaz is expected to be out of action until the Premier League returns following the Qatar World Cup, following a knee injury he suffered against Arsenal last Sunday.

Fortunately following a scan, no surgery will be necessary.

Our algorithm is showing Luis Diaz will be out for ten weeks to recover fully from the knee injury.

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joel Matip are out for two weeks as Liverpool head into Sunday’s match against Manchester City at Anfield.

Alexander-Arnold has an IRC 21.03 and has a low risk of reinjury when he returns.  Matip is showing a slightly higher risk of reinjury with an IRC 60.13 and the club would need be more careful with his return.

Liverpool are trailing Pep Guardiola’s side by 13 points and a defeat for Liverpool could end their hopes of winning the title.

Jurgen Klopp confirmed the injuries but believes they are not as bad as first feared.

Klopp said: “I think we were a little bit lucky with Trent because his ankle didn’t look good, to be honest. Lucho [Luis Diaz] looks like a quick healer, but we have to be careful with that. That could have been worse as well, with the way he moved after the game.

“And with Joel, he just felt a little bit [his calf]. That’s what you do these days, have a scan, and he is out as well. That’s not great, but it’s the situation and we have to deal with it and we will.”

Liverpool did receive an injury boost as Andy Robertson came off the bench midweek and after a month out with a knee problem. His HPF score is healthy at 87.06 and with a low IRC 18.33 we expect him to have a good run of games.

With Manchester City in such dominating form, they should come out as winners this weekend. With Manchester City resting Erling Haaland during midweek, it will only make them further favourites to walk away with all three points.


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