Liverpool are set to be without star summer signing Diogo Jota for their trip to Fulham on Sunday, according to Paul Joyce of The Times.
The 24-year-old limped off during his side’s 1-1 draw against FC Midtjylland, with Jurgen Klopp revealing on Friday during his pre-match press conference that he had suffered a knock (cited by Sky Sports).
But Joyce revealed the full extent of Jota’s damage on Friday morning and will miss the trip to the capital due to a knee injury. He added that the Merseysiders are still waiting to find out how serious his blow is.
Will Liverpool miss Jota vs Fulham?
Baring in mind that the Reds had already qualified for the next round in Europe, supporters believed that Klopp only had himself to blame by playing Jota in such a meaningless affair.
Fans fume over Jota setback
WHEN WILL THIS STOP pic.twitter.com/1zRRpBEEx5
— Ahmed (@ahmedIdn) December 12, 2020
Should never have played. Would have rather lost 5-0!
— Liam Williams (@LiamWill1984) December 12, 2020
— Dublin Red 🔴 (@adublinredYNWA) December 12, 2020
This lies entirely on Klopp , why play a strong team when we had won the group anyway is beyond me
— Richard Meanwell (@TavernHeath) December 12, 2020
We risked losing Jota, Fabinho & Salah in that game which was a complete dead rubber. Absolute madness
— Richard Socks (@SocksyBeast) December 12, 2020
This one is on klopp I’m afraid. Ridiculous playing that lineup in a dead rubber
— Mcfurtzy (@McFurtzy) December 12, 2020
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