Luis Diaz will miss the final four games before the World Cup due to a serious knee injury, with the Liverpool winger working hard on his recovery.
“Up front they play now all the time,” Klopp said after the 1-0 loss to Leeds on Saturday, “it’s the three strikers we have left.”
The No. 23 is still a long way off, however, with the hope being that he can return to availability for the trip to Aston Villa on Boxing Day.
That remains up in the air, but Diaz is working hard on his recovery at the AXA Training Centre, as he showed in a post on his Instagram story on Saturday.
Diaz is still required to wear a knee brace when not in the gym, and is currently working on light strength and resistance training to begin the reloading process on his left leg.
Spirits are high despite his lengthy layoff, with the winger’s positive character no doubt helping him throughout a difficult time in the treatment room.
Earlier this month, Diaz – who avoided surgery following his tussle with Thomas Partey – vowed to “come back stronger” from this setback.
In his most recent injury update, though, Klopp was at pains to stress that “you don’t have to ask for Diogo for a while, and not for Luis for a while.”