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Diogo Jota Out for 2 Months, Another Setback for Klopp’s Liverpool

Liverpool face another setback as Diogo Jota sidelined for 8 weeks.

The former Wolves forward sustained a knockout in the midweek of the Champions League clash with FC Midtjylland, where the Portugal International substituted after 87 minutes of the game.

It means Jota would be absent for as many as 13 games for Liverpool, including both the home and away fixtures with joint leaders Tottenham Hotspur.

Liverpool to face the clinching setback for Jota

Jota has joined hands to the ceaseless list of the Reds injured players and the fans are in anticipation when the setbacks for Klopp will stop.

Liverpool‘s defense and midfield departments are plagued with injuries, adding on to the latest loss of their outstanding attacker suffering a setback from the crucial timings for the Reds, to lead their steps in smashing the much-awaited 30-year defeat.

The 24-year-old had exceeded expectations, scoring nine goals in 17 appearances across all competitions, and is well recognized as an all-rounder with great potential.

The hefty lay-off would see Jota miss two games against Tottenham Hotspur, as well as Premier League, encounters with Manchester United and Manchester City.

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13th Dec Fulham vs Liverpool
16th Dec Liverpool vs Tottenham
19th DecCrystal Palace vs Liverpool
27th DecLiverpool vs West Brom
30th DecNewcastle vs Liverpool
2nd JanSouthampton vs Liverpool
8th JanAston Villa vs Liverpool
13th JanLiverpool vs Burnley
16th JanLiverpool vs Manchester United
27th JanTottenham vs Liverpool
30th JanWest Ham vs Liverpool
3rd FebLiverpool vs Brighton
6th FebLiverpool vs Manchester City
Jota could be absent for as many as 13 games for Liverpool

The Reds have had their fair share of injury problems this season having already Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez lost due to serious knee injuries.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has not played this season due to a knee problem but he is now back in full first-team training to feature against Fulham, revealed Klopp in a press conference.

Thiago Alcantara, Xherdan Shaqiri, and James Milner will also be missing at Fulham on Sunday. It’s meant the Reds have had to rely on several younger squad members in big games, such as the 22-year-old Goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher and teenage full-back Neco Williams.

Liverpool stars currently out of action include Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Thiago, James Milner, and Xherdan Shaqiri while there are high chances for Allison and Oxlade-Chamberlain to return on Sunday with a prolific winning strategy.

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