Klopp says Diaz out for 6-8 weeks, Alexander-Arnold 2 weeks

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Liverpool winger Luis Diaz will be out for up to two months and teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold could be missing for two weeks after manager Jurgen Klopp gave injury updates on two of his key players on Tuesday.

Both players were hurt in the first half of Liverpool’s 3-2 loss at Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday.

Diaz injured his left knee, with Klopp estimating that the Colombia international will be out for “six to eight” weeks. That means Diaz will not return until after the World Cup, for which Colombia hasn’t qualified.

Alexander-Arnold didn’t emerge for the second half against Arsenal because of an ankle problem.

“Two weeks I’ve heard,” Klopp said, “but we have to see if that is right. That is the information I have got — I’m not sure if I’m allowed to say this.”

That timeframe at least means Alexander-Arnold, the England right back, will be back well before the World Cup begins.

Liverpool plays at Rangers in the Champions League on Wednesday.

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