Diogo Jota injury: How long will the Liverpool forward be out injured?

The setback to the Portuguese forward comes at the wrong time, as the Reds are involved in a closely-fought Premier League title race.

Diogo Jota in a file photo for Liverpool.; Credit: Twitter/@LFC
By Karthik Raman | Apr 24, 2024 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Liverpool suffered a massive blow after their clinical striker Diogo Jota suffered an injury. The setback to the Portuguese forward comes at the wrong time, as the Reds are involved in a closely-fought Premier League title race. With not many games left before the end of the season, every single match and point matters at this stage. For the Reds, the league presents them with the only chance to end the campaign on a high.

The recent couple of weeks have not been kind for Liverpool. Manchester United had first knocked them out of the FA Cup, with a thrilling 4-3 quarter-final win. Then they lost important points in the Premier League and conceded the top spot in the table. Besides, Liverpool also suffered Europa League elimination at the hands of Atalanta. Hence, the league is the only remaining trophy chance for them.

How long will Diogo Jota be out injured?

However, it will not be easy for the Reds in the league, with the team set to play some tricky matches in the coming weeks. Ahead of their upcoming trip to Everton, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp providing a fitness update on Diogo Jota, who suffered an injury against Fulham at the weekend. “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],” Klopp, quoted on the club’s website, said in his pre-match press conference.

He added: “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.”

It is really important: Jurgen Klopp

Earlier this season, Klopp had announced that he will leave Anfield in the coming summer. Keeping that in mind, the upcoming contest will be his last Merseyside derby. Speaking about the importance of the clash in relation to the league standings, he said, “So yeah, super-important for us obviously, that’s clear. I think with the last two results, Everton pretty much sorted it, staying in the league. They have us and another home game on the weekend, so three home games [in a row]. Their idea is to win all three and then it should be sorted, definitely. And for us it’s clear, the situation is clear [and] we don’t have to say that again and again and again. It is really important, like all the other games were as well. We know about the importance, definitely.”

“[They are] always difficult games, especially there. At home it was – I am not sure if comfortable is the right way to say it – but more [comfortable] at least. I think we have a pretty good record; only Carlo Ancelotti [won at Anfield], who everybody knows is a really good manager. So, we lost against Carlo, [but] besides that we had good results, good games and now it is not too important what we had in the past. This is a super-important game for us, so whatever we did in the past is not too important for this game. We just should give it a proper try there and that’s what we will do,” he elaborated.

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