Liverpool could now have Darwin Nunez available to face Southampton this weekend, with the Uruguayan international now seemingly back from injury.
Official photos posted to Getty Images have shown the 23-year-old back at Kirkby doing light training ahead of the Reds trip down to the south coast, with Nunez now expected to be fit having missed the last two games through a toe injury.
With top-four a faint possibility depending on Manchester United’s result tomorrow night, Nunez being back and raring to go is a big injury boost for Liverpool, who will want to end the season on a high against already-relegated Southampton at St. Mary’s.
Nunez arrived last summer for a club-record £85m as reported by Sky Sports News, and although the striker has only managed 15 goals in all competitions, the youngster has made an impact at Anfield, with Trent Alexander-Arnold labelling the forward as a ‘really exciting prospect.
Indeed, with Cody Gakpo taking the reigns as Liverpool’s main man in attack, Nunez could struggle to replace the Dutch international for the final match of the season, yet the forward’s return to fitness should be enough to see the 23-year-old make an appearance for Liverpool.
Nunez returning from injury could help Liverpool finish the year in style
Liverpool will realistically head to Southampton on Sunday with nothing to play for but glory and stat-padding, and for Nunez, the striker will want to add to his tally for the season against the side that will finish bottom of the Premier League standings.
It’s been a mixed year for Nunez, who arrived to England with plenty of hype and promise that is yet to be fulfilled. And on Sunday, the attacker will want to give the travelling Liverpool support a performance to remember if he can get on the pitch against the Saints.