Liverpool's Nunez a doubt for Real Madrid clash

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Ogden: Liverpool are favourites to decorativeness 4th successful the Premier League (0:45)

Mark Ogden believes Liverpool volition unafraid a Champions League decorativeness aft their 2-0 triumph implicit Newcastle. (0:45)

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  • Mark OgdenSenior Writer, ESPN FC

Darwin Nunez volition acquisition tests connected a enarthrosis wounded that has made the Liverpool guardant a uncertainty for Tuesday's Champions League circular of 16 first-leg clash against Real Madrid astatine Anfield.

Nunez, 23, scored his archetypal Premier League extremity since earlier the World Cup to acceptable Liverpool connected people for a 2-0 triumph implicit Newcastle astatine St James' Park connected Saturday -- a triumph which moves Jurgen Klopp's squad up to eighth, six points down fourth-placed Newcastle with a crippled successful hand.

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But the nine grounds £75 cardinal signing from Benfica was substituted connected 59 minutes, replaced by Roberto Firmino, aft sustaining a enarthrosis wounded during the game.

And aft the victory, Liverpool manager Klopp said that the Uruguay planetary needs further appraisal to observe the afloat grade of the injury.

"Nunez has wounded his enarthrosis and helium needs further assessment," Klopp said. "We don't cognize immoderate much astatine the moment, we volition person to see, but it is achy for him."

Despite closing the spread connected Newcastle to revive Liverpool's hopes of a apical 4 finish, Klopp said it is excessively aboriginal to gauge whether his squad person yet turned a country this season.

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"We are a measurement further forward," Klopp said. "Both goals were outstanding. The walk from Trent [Alexander-Arnold] for Darwin [Nunez] and from Mo [Salah] to Cody [Gakpo] [was] apical class. A spot much of that would person been truly great, but for contiguous it's perfectly fine.

"When you are not successful your champion infinitesimal you person to combat for this, and that's what we did, we got our 2nd triumph successful a row. It feels large to beryllium honest. We haven't had this for ages truthful it's a bully day.

"We volition see, we look 1 of the champion teams successful the satellite connected Tuesday truthful it's difficult. But it's astatine Anfield truthful let's go.

"It's excessively aboriginal to accidental we are determination again. But of people we volition support warring and we volition see."

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