Diogo Jota suffers fresh injury setback

Diogo Jota suffers fresh injury setback

Diogo Jota suffers fresh injury setback

The Portuguese forward has only just returned from a long lay-off, but he now faces another spell on the sidelines, in a massive blow to Liverpool's hopes of winning the Premier League.

Liverpool's preparations for the 244th Merseyside Derby have been rocked by the news that star forward Diogo Jota has suffered a new injury setback, which will keep the striker out of action for another two weeks.

Jota made a scoring return to the first team last Sunday, with a lovely angled shot across the keeper, as he reminded everyone what Liverpool has been missing in recent weeks.  Indeed, his return to action was seen by many as key to Liverpool's chances of winning the Premier League, with the Reds other strikers wasting so many chances in recent games.

However, speaking at his pre-match press conference earlier today, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Jota will miss tomorrow's game at Goodison Park, after picking up a new problem.

Asked about Liverpool's injury situation, Klopp confirmed,

"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."

"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."

With Jota missing out, Klopp must now choose between Mo Salah, Luis Diaz, Darwin Nunez, and Cody Gakpo to lead the line against Everton.

Don't forget to read our Everton vs Liverpool preview, and check out our predicted lineup, as the Reds look to maintain their title push, and ensure Klopp wins his final Merseyside Derby.

Diogo Jota Injury History

Diogo Jota has proved a massive hit at Anfield since his £40million move from Wolves several years ago, with the striker scoring his 100th Premier League goal in the win over Fulham at the weekend.  However, he has also spent an extended period on the treatment table, with numerous injuries over the last two seasons.

February 2022 - Ankle Injury - 14 days missed

August 2022 - Hamstring Injury - 31 days missed

October 2022 - Calf Injury - 116 days missed

November 2023 - Muscle Injury - 28 days missed

February 2024 - Knee Ligament Tear - 51 days missed

That equals a total of 240 days missed due to injury, out of the last 730 days.  Put another way, Jota has missed 33% of the last two seasons!

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