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Suarez to undergo knee surgery

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Barcelona have confirmed striker Luis Suarez will undergo surgery after suffering a medial meniscus injury in his right knee.

Suarez, 32, enjoyed another prolific campaign at the La Liga club, netting 25 goals in 49 appearances and helping them retain the La Liga title and reached the Copa del Rey final.

Barcelona will confirm the amount of time they expect Suarez to be on the sidelines after the operation.

In a statement, the club said: “The first team player Luis Suárez has a medial meniscus injury in his right knee and surgeon Dr Cugat will perform arthroscopic surgery on the Uruguayan under the supervision of the club’s medical staff.

“The outcome of the process and an estimate of how long the striker will be out will be announced following the surgery.”

Suarez featured in both legs of the Champions League against his former side – Liverpool, he scored in the first leg. However, he couldn’t stop Klopp’s men from producing a memorable 4-0 victory at Anfield to progress to the final courtesy of a 4-3 aggregate score.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MAY 07: Luis Suarez of Barcelona shoots while under pressure from Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between Liverpool and Barcelona at Anfield on May 07, 2019 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Reports are rife Suarez will miss out in the Copa del Rey final against Valencia on May 25.