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Liverpool are sweating over the fitness of Darwin Nunez ahead of Arsenal clash after the striker left injured against Chelsea

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Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez is facing uncertainty ahead of Sunday’s anticipated matchup against Arsenal after sustaining a foot injury during Wednesday’s 4-1 victory over Chelsea.

Nunez left Anfield wearing a protective boot, and though X-rays ruled out any fractures, swelling has prevented him from participating in training. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp expressed uncertainty about Nunez’s availability, awaiting further assessment by the medical team in the next 48 hours.

Klopp revealed the details of Nunez’s injury, stating, “I don’t know if Darwin is available or not because Darwin had, after 20 minutes [against Chelsea], someone step on his foot. It was very painful after the game.”

Adding to Liverpool’s woes, talisman Mohamed Salah remains sidelined due to a muscle injury sustained while representing Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations. Klopp clarified that Salah would not be ready for the clash with Arsenal.

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“Mo is not ready for this game [against Chelsea on January 31], not ready for the next game and then not. He is injured, I’m not sure if that was a misunderstanding in the beginning. He is injured and a muscle injury takes time. It could have been much worse but he is not available in the moment, he is just doing his rehab.”

With both Darwin Nunez and Salah doubtful for the match, Liverpool faces a challenging scenario, as they seek to maintain their position at the top of the table. 

Meanwhile, Arsenal are aiming to close the points gap between the two sides at the top of the Premier League table. Mikel Arteta’s side, boosted by the return of Thomas Partey and the resurgent form of Gabriel Jesus, are expecting a tough but crucial battle.

Mikel Arteta is well aware of the difficulties Liverpool have posed in recent years and will urge his team to remain cautious. Arsenal will close the gap to two points with a win to further boost their title credentials.

Liverpool did beat Arsenal in the FA Cup this year at the Emirates and will hope for a repeat of that result on Sunday.

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