Jota out for Liverpool with knee harm as membership conduct checks
In worrying news for Liverpool, formidable striker Diogo Jota has dropped out of the Reds’ Premier League against Fulham following a knee injury, as have Paul Joyce of the Times and Dominic King of Mail.
Jota, a summer recruit from Wolves, suffered a blow in the Champions League game against FC Midtjylland on Wednesday evening. The Portuguese star was replaced by Sadio Mane in the 87th minute.
Dominic King reports that the club continues to run tests on the 24-year-old, with Joyce reiterating that the Reds have yet to figure out how serious the problem is.
This is Liverpool’s fourth high profile knee injury of the season …
Main defenders Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez are both falling out with long-term punches, while another summer signing in Thiago Alcantara is currently out due to a knee problem.
Diogo Jota has a knee injury. He’s going to miss the Fulham game. Liverpool are waiting for the ongoing problem against Midtjylland to settle down before they find out how serious it is.
– Paul Joyce (@_pauljoyce) December 12, 2020
Fear for Liverpool with Diogo Jota. He was eliminated from tomorrow’s game in Fulham with a knee injury. Not yet known how long it won’t be available as the club continues to test?
– Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) December 12, 2020
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Jota has quickly gained a foothold since joining Wolves’ reigning Premier League champions this summer. The deal has an initial value of £ 41m and could climb to £ 45m, according to BBC Sport.
Jota has scored nine goals from 15 games in the Premier League and the Champions League this season, bringing the very fresh air to keep Liverpool’s fierce attack going.
Jürgen Klopp’s team has had no luck at all this season when it comes to injuries. It’s a real shame.