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Luis Diaz suffered brutal tackle in Austria ahead of Man City game

By Charles Cornwall

Luis Diaz suffered brutal tackle in Austria ahead of Man City game

Alarm bells went off in the Liverpool dugout just days before the crucial game against Manchester City.

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Alarm bells are ringing in the Liverpool dugout just days ahead of Saturday's crucial Community Shield clash with Manchester City. Luis Diaz received a brutal tackle on the back foot that had more than one Liverpool assistant manager shaking his head.

In the 83rd minute of the friendly match against Salzburg that ended in defeat for the Reds, Luis Diaz was leading a Liverpool attack when Austrian defender Diarra gave him a brutal ankle tackle on his supporting foot.

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Fortunately for the Colombian, his opponent's kick missed his foot completely and was ultimately cleared, but he could not escape the blow to his ankle. Despite this, Luis got up without any signs of major discomfort and was able to continue the rest of the match without any problems.

However, the referee failed to see the malice in this action and left unpunished the brutal tackle by Youba Diarra that could have caused a major tragedy just days before the match against Manchester City.

In fact, Klopp's anger at the action was understandable, as the coach preferred to reserve several of his first-choice players for the match against Guardiola's side. In the second half, he used a number of first-choice players such as Van Dijk, Salah and Luis Diaz, who are expected to start Saturday's game.


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