Luis Diaz shares training rehab video as he prepares for injury return
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Luis Diaz shares training rehab video as he prepares for injury return

Liverpool forward Luis Diaz has provided a video update on his latest training routine as he recovers from injury.

The Colombian has been missing since early October, having injured his knee against Arsenal. Diaz did get up to speed well enough to be involved in Liverpool’s World Cup training camp, but suffered a setback after only one session.

As a result, it feels like a mighty long time since we saw him tearing down the left-wing. In the meantime, Liverpool’s season has self-destructed.

But, sunnier times may be right around the corner. Posting on Twitter, Diaz showed himself being put through his paces in the gym at the AXA Training Centre. It isn’t ball work just yet, but after the weekend we’ve had, this is really great to see.

Deja Vu for Diaz

If you’re getting a deep sense of Deja Vu, don’t worry. It wasn’t all that long ago that we saw a similar update from Diaz, as he prepared to make his first return back in November.

As it turned out, that comeback was premature. You can’t help but wonder if Liverpool would have fared better in recent games had he been given time to make a full recovery.

But there’s no use dwelling on that. The important thing is that it looks like Jurgen Klopp can start planning to have Lucho back in his plans at some point relatively soon.

And it can’t come soon enough. When Liverpool were struggling prior to his injury, Diaz was their best player this season.

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He was just starting to build an understanding with Darwin Nunez and at times looked like the only real threat every game.

That distinction has now seemingly been passed to Nunez himself. The Reds looked toothless in the Uruguayan’s absence at the weekend.

Hopefully with them both fit, and Jota too, Liverpool can get back to terrorising sides with pace and pressing. Until then, we’ll continue to miss Diaz.

This is no doubt an encouraging update from the player Jurgen Klopp has called ‘exceptional’ [The Daily Mail]. But as we’ve seen already this season, it’s best not to get too excited until we see our No.23 back out there on the pitch.

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