Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has given an injury update on forward Darwin Nunez – and it may not be good news for the Reds.

Nunez opened the scoring for Liverpool in their 2-0 win over Newcastle on Saturday. After being played through on goal, he rifled a shot past Nick Pope and into the bottom corner.

It was a typically powerful strike from the Uruguayan, who took his seasonal tally in the Premier League to six goals.

Cody Gakpo then added a second goal for the Reds, with the attacking trio of the Dutchman, Nunez and Mohamed Salah again paying dividends after the 2-0 victory over Everton earlier in the week.

Their form has been a significant boost for Klopp and his side, with the German experimenting with various options in attack over recent months due to injuries suffered by Luis Diaz, Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota.

But Klopp revealed that Nunez suffered an injury problem during the win over the Magpies, and may be set for a spell on the sidelines.

Liverpool boss Klopp gives Nunez injury update

Speaking after the game, the German said (via Liverpool’s official website): “It’s now as well the bad news: Darwin has something on his shoulder. We will see.

“In the end, he had to go off with a shoulder issue and we need further assessment. I don’t know in the moment.

“It’s painful, but hopefully it’s just painful and nothing more.”

Reds supporters will be desperately hoping Nunez’s shoulder issue is not anything serious, with the Uruguayan beginning to once again find his form in front of goal.

Liverpool do at least have options to replace him, with Jota and Firmino now back fit. Nunez was substituted on the hour mark, with Firmino replacing him, whilst Jota also entered the field of play in place of Gakpo.

The forward is a doubt for Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid, and Klopp may have to turn to other players to make an impact in the opening leg of the last 16 tie at Anfield.