Blow To Liverpool As Jurgen Klopp Confirms Extent Of Diogo Jota Injury
Jurgen Klopp has revealed the full extent of Diogo Jota's knee injury, and Liverpool fans will not enjoy the news.
The Portuguese will be out for up to two months according to Klopp, confirming what was reported earlier this week.
Jota has made an incredible start to his Anfield career, scoring five goals in nine Premier League appearances and four in six in the Champions League.
However, he will have to wait to add to his tally after Klopp said: "No surgery needed, but Jota will be out for a while. We don't know exactly, but one-and-a-half, two months."
As such, this will be a huge blow to the Merseyside club, with supporters disappointed after their side had unearthed another gem.
Some football fans have even turned on manager Klopp, blaming the German for playing Jota in a match with nothing riding on it. Liverpool were already through to the next round of the Champions League when the forward was injured against Midtjylland.
Still annoyed at Klopp for jota.- Andy G (@6times2019__) December 13, 2020
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The Jota and Naby injuries are on Klopp btw- (@ThiXgoTime) December 13, 2020
So Klopp rightfully moans at fixture congestion but then Jota gets injured by playing in literally the most meaningless game the club has had in a long time. He's got very little ground to stand on if he wants to complain in the future- Hannah Richardson (@hannahsian1998) December 13, 2020
Jota was in good form. Klopp could have rested him for the PL games. Big gamble, and it costed Klopp there.#FPL- FPL Akash (@FPLAkash) December 13, 2020
Klopp moans for 4 weeks about fixture congestion, then plays Jota in a game where had they lost 90-0 it made no difference...Karma? https://t.co/aJeNTZl38G- Kevin Doyle (@kevkev1987) December 13, 2020
Just seen the Jota news, I'm sorry but that's mismanagement from Klopp and it's on him that. Poor decision- Bradders (@Bradders__75) December 13, 2020
Klopp revealed the news ahead of the Reds' match with Fulham on Sunday. League leaders Tottenham drew 1-1 with Crystal Palace earlier in the day, meaning Liverpool will know a win takes them top of the league.
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