Liverpool winger Luis Diaz is progressing well in his recovery and should be in contention to play when the Premier League resumes later this month, according to an injury expert.
Diaz, 25, has been out of action since suffering a serious knee injury against Arsenal in October.
The Colombia international, who has arguably been Liverpool's most consistent player since joining the club from Porto in January, was ruled out until after the World Cup following a scan of the injury.
There were initially concerns it could keep him sidelined well in 2023 but there are positive signs Diaz will be available when the Premier League season resumes on Boxing Day.
Diaz's rehabilitation progressing well
According to South American journalist Pipe Sierra, via The Anfield Talk, Diaz has returned to Merseyside and is expected to be part of the Liverpool squad that will head to Dubai on Sunday for a mid-season training camp.
Meanwhile, Football Insider have also suggested the 25-year-old is ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation.
Injury expert Ben Dinnery believes Diaz could be back in time for the resumption of the Premier League season.
'It's good news'
He told GIVEMESPORT: "With Diaz, it's good news. He's progressing as planned and he will be a part of the club's tour of Dubai for some warm-weather training.
"He will be training with the squad, so the intentions are fully that Diaz will be there for Liverpool once those Premier League fixtures kick-off again.
"That has gone relatively smoothly and, in terms of the timeline, we're bang on schedule."
Liverpool face Lyon in a mid-season friendly on December 11, before taking on AC Milan on December 16.
Jurgen Klopp's side will then face Manchester City in their EFL Cup round of 16 tie at the Etihad on December 22, before returning to Premier League action away at Aston Villa on Boxing Day.
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