‘I feel very sad’: Kostas Tsimikas says he was absolutely gutted after hearing news about £37m Liverpool star
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‘I feel very sad’: Kostas Tsimikas says he was absolutely gutted after hearing news about £37m Liverpool star

Konstantinos Tsimikas has told The Athletic that he was absolutely gutted after hearing the news that Liverpool star Luis Diaz had suffered another injury setback. 

Diaz has been ruled out of action since Liverpool’s 3-2 loss to Arsenal back in September but the 25-year-old looked set to return during their mid-season tour of Dubai. 

The 25-year-old was back in training after picking up a knee injury and Goal.com reported that he could have been in line to play against Lyon last Sunday. 

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But Diaz suffered a huge setback in training and is now expected to be out until March, which Jurgen Klopp described as ‘a proper smash in the face’

Now, Tsimikas has been speaking ahead of Liverpool’s Carabao Cup clash with Manchester City tomorrow night and has admitted he was gutted after hearing the news about Diaz. 

Tsimikas on Diaz 

“It’s such bad luck for Luis and I feel very sad for him,” Tsimikas told the Athletic

“Thankfully, he’s very strong mentally and physically. I wish him a speedy recovery and every single one of us will be there for him along the way. We’ll be waiting for him.”

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Diaz’s injury is a bitter pill to swallow for Klopp, especially with Diogo Jota still working his way back to full fitness. 

The winger has been a standout performer at Anfield since joining from Porto for £37 million back in January and after the departure of Sadio Mane, Liverpool have missed the Colombian massively. 

The Reds got some valuable minutes under their belt during their tour of Dubai, losing to Lyon 3-1 before thrashing AC Milan 4-1 days later. 

Klopp’s side will face a stern test tomorrow night in what is their first competitive game in over a month. 

The German boss will undoubtedly echo Tsimikas’ thoughts on Diaz’s injury but Liverpool showed they can cope without the star before the World Cup. Klopp’s men managed to find some consistency in the league before the break and will be hoping to pick back up where they left off.

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