Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson has said he’s devastated to hear about Luis Diaz’s latest injury and subsequent surgery.
Speaking with the Liverpool Echo, the Scotsman claimed the Reds squad will do all they can to help their teammate get back to full fitness as quickly as possible.
“He went from one extreme to the next,” Robertson said.
“First it was the excitement of having him back in training and having him back probably ahead of schedule and things like that.
“And Luis is such a happy person around the place and such a great character, so for him to get this kind of knock in training and then to find out how long it’s likely to be for is devastating for him.
“We’ll all be there for him. We’ll all help him get through it and he’s obviously got a couple of months ahead of him to try and recover. All we can do is [be there for him]. The injury has happened, now it’s about him getting his rehab right and to make sure he is ready for the last part of the season.”
Huge blow for Liverpool
Having been on the side-lines since early October, Diaz was hoping to use Liverpool’s warm-weather training camp out in Dubai to help gain match fitness, ready for the Premier League season to resume.
The Colombian was poised for minutes against Lyon on Sunday, but an injury setback during training on Friday required surgery. He underwent the operation on Monday, hoping to fix his lateral collateral ligament.
Now out of action until March, Diaz’s absence is a huge blow to Jurgen Klopp.
At the start of the season, the 25-year-old was one of the only bright sparks in the Liverpool team.
Whilst the side didn’t look like scoring, the winger often dragged the Reds out of danger.
Therefore, with the surgery keeping him out for an extra three months, we could see Liverpool dip into the transfer market in January – with a big hole to fill.