In a situation of chipping force, Liverpool continued to receive bad news when Diogo Jota was determined to have a quite serious knee injury and may have to stop playing for 2 months.
In the final match in the Champions League group stage against Midtjylland, the Portuguese striker still had to ‘plow’ when he was in the squad. He played 87 minutes and was replaced only when he was in pain.
Jota is in very good form since moving to Liverpool during the transfer window last summer. After 17 appearances in all competitions, the 24-year-old striker has 9 goals.
With a two-month break, Jota is almost certain to miss out on the ‘nail’ games against Tottenham, Manchester United and Manchester City. The absence of Jota will be a big loss when Liverpool’s year-end schedule is very thick. Pressure on attack will put on stars Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino. Before that, coach Jurgen Klopp also had a headache with a series of injuries from Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Thiago, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Xherdan Shaqiri.
Jota has been in great form since joining the Premier League champions from Wolves for a fee of £ 41m in September 2020. He has 9 goals in 17 games and is receiving high credit from coach Klopp. Even Jota was also the main kick in the position of a spearhead striker, replacing Roberto Firmino in form. If there is no miraculous recovery, Diogo Jota will be absent from Liveprool’s 13 matches in the year-end period. He could only return at the encounter with Man City in early February 2021. Thus, the Liverpool patient list is growing with injuries from Van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Alisson, Thiago Alcantara, Xherdan Shaqiri and James Milner.