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Good news! press release says that injured star will be part of Real Madrid test



Darwin Nunez

Jurgen Klopp says Darwin Nunez has a chance to face Real Madrid on Tuesday after suffering a stroke in Liverpool’s win at Newcastle United on Saturday.

Nunez scored his sixth Premier League goal of the season as Liverpool sealed a 2-0 win at St James’ Park, knocking down Trent Alexander-Arnold’s long pass before firing home to open the scoring.

However, the Uruguay international was sidelined after an hour when he snapped his right shoulder in a clash with Kieran Trippier.

Jürgen Klopp easily points out the "most negative aspect" of Liverpool's win over Newcastle

Asked about the prospect of Nunez recovering to face Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 on Tuesday, Klopp told reporters: “There is a chance.

“We have to see how he can handle the pain and know that we will make a decision.”




Nunez has scored seven goals (five goals, two assists) in his 13 league starts for Liverpool, while scoring three times in the Champions League group stage. While Liverpool hope they can count on Nunez to put Real Madrid in trouble, they will need to be wary of the threat posed by Vinicius Junior on the other side.

Vinicius scored the decisive goal as Madrid beat the Reds in the Champions League final in Paris last May, and his tally of 24 goals this season (16 goals, eight assists) is more than any other Blancos player.

Asked whether Liverpool had any particular plan to stop the Brazilian, Klopp said: “You should always try to deny them passes.

Jürgen Klopp easily points out the "most negative aspect" of Liverpool's win over Newcastle

“But the problem we have is if you defend Vinicius well, they have [Karim] Benzema. If you defend him well too, they have Rodrygo or whoever.” “If you defend the three correctly, Toni Kroos shoots the ball in the corner from 25 yards, Luka Modric has an idea or [Aurélien] Tchouameni takes the ball and shoots from 25 yards.

“That’s how it is with world-class teams, they have world-class players and you have to defend them together, we’ll try to do that.”