Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez faces uncertainty for the upcoming Merseyside derby against Everton as concerns arise over his fitness.
Following an outstanding performance for Uruguay against Brazil, where he scored and assisted in a 2-0 victory, Nunez admitted to experiencing cramps towards the end of the match.
The combination of post-international match fatigue, a demanding long-haul flight, limited recovery time, and an early kickoff at Anfield puts Nunez at risk of not starting. Manager Jurgen Klopp, mindful of previous mistakes with player fatigue, may opt to rest Nunez and start Luis Diaz alongside Mohamed Salah and Diogo Jota in the attacking lineup.
Injuries and suspensions further complicate Klopp’s choices, with Cody Gakpo, Ben Doak, Curtis Jones, and Thiago potentially unavailable. However, the availability of Ryan Gravenberch provides an alternative option in midfield.
Nunez, who recently faced a minor concern with Uruguay due to muscular difficulties, is expected to be on the bench for the derby. Klopp aims to balance player fitness and performance to secure a crucial victory against Everton.