Klopp reveals extent of latest Diogo Jota injury blow

Liverpool are reeling from yet ANOTHER injury blow ahead of tomorrow night’s Merseyside Derby at Goodison Park. 

The Reds are in desperate need of all three points against the Toffees as they attempt to keep pace with Arsenal and Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table. 

They will now have to do so without Diogo Jota, the striker who only recently came back into the side following a knee ligament injury. 

Jota, 27, went off hurt during the Premier League game against Brentford on February 17, making his comeback in the game against Atalanta at Anfield a couple of weeks ago. 

He came off the bench during that defeat, and again the following weekend in the home loss to Crystal Palace. 

The former Wolves star featured again from the bench in the Europa League quarter-final second leg against Atalanta last week before making his first start following his injury at the weekend. 

Jota got back on the goal trail at Craven Cottage, netting the third in the Reds’ 3-1 win against Fulham on Sunday. 

Jurgen Klopp’s side have been crying out for a striker of Jota’s pedigree in the last few weeks as inefficiency in front of goal has cost them on three fronts

But the manager revealed on Tuesday the extent of a new hip injury on the part of the 36-cap Portugal international which again rules him out of action. 

Diogo Jota facing TWO WEEKS OUT after hip injury

When asked in his pre-match press conference if there were any new injuries to report, the German answered: “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].

“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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