Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has provided a concerning update on Diogo Jota after the Portuguese attacker sustained a muscle injury in their win over Manchester City.
Liverpool hosted Manchester City at Anfield in their previous game in Premier League and secured a 1-0 win, courtesy of a second-half goal from Mohamed Salah.
Jota started for Liverpool in the match and featured for the Reds until he was forced off with an injury in the 90+9th minute. The Portugal international picked up an injury during the injury time and needed lengthy treatment on the pitch.
The 25-year-old was eventually stretchered off the pitch and was replaced by Kostas Tsimikas for the final minute of the match.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp provides Diogo Jota injury update
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Speaking after the match, Klopp provided an update on Jota’s injury. “Diogo, I wish I wouldn’t have to talk about it. I saw it on the side of the screen, I am the first who saw it,” the Liverpool manager said.
“When I saw he goes down and there was not a lot of contacts, you can see a little bit that somebody kicks his foot and maybe the muscle got overstretched, 96 minutes, that’s not good for the muscle. He felt it immediately and now we have to wait to see how bad it is.”
Meanwhile, against Man City, Liverpool scored their winner in the 76th minute of the match. It all started with some quick thinking by Alisson Becker.
The Brazilian comfortably collected the ball from a Man City free-kick and punted it into the Man City half.
Salah was one-on-one with Joao Cancelo when Alisson made that kick. The Egyptian left the Portuguese full-back trailing with one touch and found himself through on goal. And he made no mistake, sending it past Ederson and into the Man City net.
The result helped Liverpool to move to eighth in the Premier League points table. The Reds have 13 points from their first nine matches in the league.
Meanwhile, the defeat was Man City’s first in the Premier League this season. They sit second in the table with 23 points from their first 10 matches.
Man City are now four points behind table-toppers Arsenal, who secured a 1-0 win over Leeds United in their previous game.