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Liverpool star withdraws from international squad after injury blow

Will Evans

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Liverpool star withdraws from international squad after injury blow

A Liverpool star has withdrawn from international duty due to an injury sustained in their Champions League match against Real Madrid on Wednesday.

Jurgen Klopp's Reds were knocked out of the Champions League 6-2 on aggregate to holders Madrid putting an end to their trophy chances this season.

During the defeat, Liverpool's star striker Darwin Nunez sustained a cut ankle which has forced him out of the upcoming international break.

The Uruguayan has withdrawn from the national team and will not feature in their two away friendlies against Japan and South Korea, as reported by The Athletic.

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He will instead undergo treatment and is expected to be available for Liverpool's next Premier League clash against Manchester City.

Whilst he'll be a big miss for his country, the Reds will be relieved that Nunez won't be travelling halfway around the world for two friendly matches.

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He has the potential to be one of the best

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Since arriving from Benfica last summer for a fee that could rise to £85m Nunez has hit the ground running and so far shown that he is worth the investment.

In 20 Premier League appearances he's been directly involved in 11 goals and he's also scored four in eight in Europe.

Liverpool needed to find someone to replace the gap left by Sadio Mane and Nunez has the potential to be just as good.

He's only 23 years old and with Klopp's track record of turning young talents into world-class stars supporters are getting excited and rightly so.

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The Reds' issues defensively and in midfield have been highlighted consistently this campaign but there's not much wrong going forward with both Nunez and Cody Gakpo shrewd signings.

With Roberto Firmino also leaving in the summer the club have done well to find natural heirs to the attacking quality that's been crucial to their recent successes.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Liverpool, Darwin Nunez, Jurgen Klopp, Injury, Premier League

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