Darwin Nunez’s muscle problem is clarified as he is withdrawn from Uruguay’s match against Liverpool.
Darwin Nunez was substituted at halftime of Uruguay’s loss to Ecuador, but manager Marcelo Bielsa has moved to allay concerns regarding his health.
Liverpool may be concerned about the availability of forward Darwin Nunez for this weekend’s return to Premier League action, as Uruguay manager Marcelo Bielsa stated that Nunez arrived for international duty with “some muscle problems.”
Nunez was given his second consecutive start for Uruguay on Tuesday night following his impressive performance against Chile on Saturday, in which he assisted on two goals.
In yesterday’s World Cup qualifier for the Celeste, he was replaced at halftime despite the game being tied 1-1.
However, Bielsa, who was appointed as manager of the South American giants in May, explained in his post-match press conference that he felt it was “necessary” to replace the Liverpool forward due to being “limited” after apparently arriving for international duty with minor “muscle problems”.
Darwin arrived with muscle issues, which limited his performance, said Bielsa after Ecuador’s 2-1 loss. I deemed it necessary to replace him because he had been overworked in the previous match.
Nunez has appeared in all four of Liverpool’s Premier League games this season and was given his first start of the season against Aston Villa before the international break due to his match-winning cameo against Newcastle United the week prior.
The Uruguayan will now return to Merseyside to rejoin his teammates, where he will undergo a fitness evaluation prior to Saturday’s trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers.