Liverpool striker Luis Diaz is out until December after suffering a knee injury sustained at Arsenal on Sunday.
Scans have revealed the Colombia international will not require surgery but the problem will keep him away until after the World Cup, according to the PA news agency.
It means the 25-year-old, who left the Emirates on crutches with a knee brace, will miss at least 10 games for Jurgen Klopp’s struggling side.
Defender Trent Alexander-Arnold injured his ankle in the game but Liverpool are awaiting an update on the damage.
Diaz was substituted just before half-time in the Reds’ 3-2 defeat, while Alexander-Arnold was substituted at half-time.
After the game, Liverpool manager Klopp described the former Porto striker’s injury as “really not good”.
Diaz will miss a number of key games, including next weekend’s clash with Manchester City at Anfield and a trip to Tottenham the following month, as well as Champions League games against Rangers, Ajax and Napoli.
Colombia didn’t qualify for the World Cup in Qatar but Alexander-Arnold is hoping his injury doesn’t daunt his hopes of being part of England’s squad for the tournament.
The double setback was the final blow in a hugely disappointing start to the season for Liverpool, who have won just two of their first eight Premier League games.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/luis-diaz-liverpool-trent-alexanderarnold-arsenal-premier-league-b2199795.html Liverpool’s Luis Diaz will be out with a knee injury until after the World Cup