clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Darwin Nuñez Reportedly Doubtful to Face Brighton

Nuñez was absent from training, as was fellow striker Roberto Firmino, which could give Jürgen Klopp a major selection headache.

Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers: Emirates FA Cup Third Round Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Liverpool’s injury-ravaged front line appears to have taken another hit today following news that Darwin Nuñez missed training on Thursday and is considered a doubt to be available to face Brighton when Jürgen Klopp’s Reds resume their Premier League campaign on Saturday.

Early reports that the striker was absent from training were soon followed by news from journalists like The Times’ Paul Joyce that suggested Nuñez was likely to miss at least the next match—though it is believed that the injury, though unspecified, is a relatively minor one.

In addition to Nuñez being absent today, Roberto Firmino isn’t yet ready to train as his calf injury has turned out to be more stubborn than originally thought. Along with Diogo Jota’s long-term injury, it could mean Klopp has no recognised senior strikers to choose from on the weekend.

Add in the injury to Luis Diaz and it adds up to a potential selection headache, with only Mohamed Salah and new signing Cody Gakpo currently fit along with fringe Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and young Fabio Carvalho, both of whom have struggled for minutes this season.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Liverpool Offside Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Liverpool FC news from Liverpool Offside