Liverpool have one more damage drawback as Jurgen Klopp confirmed Diogo Jota will probably be out for as much as two months.
Jota picked up the damage throughout Liverpool’s draw to FC Midtjylland on Wednesday – a match that had no bearing on the Reds’ skill to qualify for the knockout stage as group winners.
And it appears the 24-year-old’s drawback is worse than first feared by Liverpool’s medical employees as Klopp, talking earlier than the journey to Fulham, confirmed he’ll miss six to eight weeks out.
It represents an enormous blow for Liverpool as Jota has settled in extraordinarily properly since becoming a member of the membership from Wolves, scoring 9 targets in 15 appearances.
He’s supplied good competitors for the settled entrance three however now he’s dealing with the prospect of lacking some essential Premier League clashes, together with league matches towards Manchester City and Manchester United in addition to towards leaders Tottenham twice.
Liverpool boss Klopp is already with out a number of key gamers resulting from damage, together with Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, and it appears the Reds can’t catch a break proper now.
“It’s higher than we first although, however then not as dangerous as we then thought,” Klopp instructed Sky Sports activities.
“He doesn’t want surgical procedure, we don’t know precisely how lengthy, but it surely’ll be one-and-a-half or two months.”
Liverpool matches Diogo Jota might miss
- 13/12/20 – Fulham vs Liverpool (Premier League)
- 16/12/20 – Liverpool vs Tottenham (Premier League)
- 19/12/20 – Crystal Palace vs Liverpool (Premier League)
- 27/12/20 – Liverpool vs West Brom (Premier League)
- 30/12/20 – Newcastle vs Liverpool (Premier League)
- 02/01/21 – Southampton vs Liverpool (Premier League)
- 08/01/21 – Aston Villa vs Liverpool (FA Cup)
- 13/01/21 – Liverpool vs Burnley (Premier League)
- 16/01/21 – Liverpool vs Manchester United (Premier League)
- 27/01/21 – Tottenham vs Liverpool (Premier League)
- 30/01/21 – West Ham vs Liverpool (Premier League)
- 03/02/21 – Liverpool vs Brighton (Premier League)
- 06/02/21 – Liverpool vs Manchester City (Premier League)
- 13/02/21 – Leicester vs Liverpool (Premier League)
*FA Cup fourth spherical ties weekend commencing January 23. FA Cup fifth spherical ties on February 10
*Champions League last-16 first leg dates not finalised