On the eve of the Merseyside Derby, Liverpool confirms a new injury, cutting short the star’s comeback.


In the lead-up to the Merseyside derby, attacker Diogo Jota is expected to miss Liverpool’s match due to an injury, according to Jurgen Klopp.

Diogo Jota sustained an injury during Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over Fulham on Sunday, and he will likely miss more time due to the ailment.

After the forward recovered from a knee injury, Jurgen Klopp gave Jota his first start in more than two months against Fulham. Shortly after scoring Liverpool’s third goal, he was replaced by Darwin Nunez, and Klopp has now disclosed that the 27-year-old has sustained another injury.

Preceding the Merseyside derby, Klopp stated that Jota will now likely miss two weeks of action due to the injury. “Diogo scored the goal, felt a little bit and now we found out it’s a little bit more,” Klopp stated to reporters.

He will so be absent for two weeks. Apart from that, there are no [new injury concerns]. To be honest, I can’t really talk about it much. He noticed a slight pain in his hip after receiving a knock prior to the game in which he did not start.

“That was okay since we hadn’t started him and hadn’t brought him on. After that, he began the final game and appeared to be fine. However, by the end… It’s a minor one, but since the season is almost over, it’s clear that this is not the best time for any kind of injury.

Not a very huge one. When I say two weeks, it’s really not that much, but it’s enough to prevent me from being available.” Because the match was played three days after the second leg of their Europa League quarterfinal matchup with Atalanta, Klopp made some changes for the match against Fulham.

When asked about the advantages of rotating his team, Klopp said, “In this week because the next one is around the corner immediately and then away at West Ham, we had to do it and we will see what we can do now for this game.” Mohamed Salah, Ibrahima Konate, Alexis Mac Allister, Curtis Jones, and Dominik Szoboszlai were all substituted for the bench.

“Not quite sure yet. After the game, it’s still rather early. We only have one actual session this afternoon, following which we will make decisions. We’ll arrange the players, and ideally, there will be a lot of new blood on the field.

Everton also played on Sunday, so the timing was the same. Though not always in sync, I believe their rhythm was regularly disrupted when they had two or three weeks off, which is also not ideal.

“I’m sure Sean Dyche wasn’t too fond of it either, since it seems odd to go three weeks without a game in the middle of the season. This week is getting really serious for both sides. We’ll see.


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