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‘Got A Knock’: Liverpool Confirm ‘So Valuable’ Star To Miss Key Matches In Title Run-In

Virgil van Dijk, Alexis Mac Allister and Darwin Nunez celebrate a goal against Brentford.

Liverpool only have the Premier League title to fight for in the remaining weeks of the Jurgen Klopp era, with the German coach set to leave at the end of the 2023/24 season. With that being said, they have now suffered a major knock in some bad news concerning forward Diogo Jota.

Liverpool Confirm Diogo Jota Injury

How Did Jota Get Injured?

Klopp confirmed that the Portuguese forward has picked up an injury and will now be missing the next few matches as a result. Ahead of the key Merseyside derby against Everton, the German manager said: “Unfortunately, yes. Diogo scored the goal, felt a little bit and now we found out it’s a little bit more. So he will be out for two weeks. Besides that, no [other new injury concerns].”

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He also opened up on more details about how Jota got injured, adding: “I cannot really say a lot about it, to be honest. Before which game where he didn’t start, he got a knock – normal challenge, then felt a little bit at the hip. That was then fine because we didn’t start him, brought him on, that was alright.

“Then he started the last game, was obviously OK and then with the finish… it’s a small one but we are late in the season, so obviously now it’s not a great moment for each injury pretty much. It’s not a big one. When I say two weeks, actually really it’s pretty much nothing but enough to not be available.”

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Which Matches Will Jota Be Missing?

As he is likely to be out for two weeks, Jota is going to miss Liverpool’s next few matches in their Premier League title run-in. It not only means that he will miss the Merseyside Derby, but the Portuguese forward is also set to miss the matches against West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur after that one. He will probably need to fight hard to be fit enough for the away trip to Aston Villa on May 13 as well, but could return for that contest if able to regain 100% fitness in that time.

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Jota seems to be set to play in the Euro 2024 for Portugal as his latest injury is not that severe. Liverpool will, though, miss the kind of goal-scoring threat that the 24-year-old, who was hailed as “so valuable” by Klopp last year, brings to their forward line. Jota has scored 10 goals and provided three assists in 21 Premier League games this season, which included his strike in the 3-1 win over Fulham recently.


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