Diogo Jota was visibly in ache after Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Burnley, with Jurgen Klopp keen to not lose one other key participant because the accidents proceed to mount up.
Jota has featured in all 10 video games since his return from a hamstring harm in December, beginning six of the final seven and scoring 5 in his final 5 begins.
The No. 20 has been key as Liverpool pushed on with out Mohamed Salah, notably in latest video games when beginning on the precise in a first-choice assault with Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez.
It may very well be a priority, then, that Jota was noticed limping in a behind-the-scenes video for LFCTV instantly after the victory over Burnley on Saturday.
Wincing as he made his manner again to the altering room, Jota was not strolling freely after a much-needed win during which he opened the scoring.
The Liverpool squad got day off following the Burnley recreation, with a full week to arrange for the journey to Brentford.
And the hope can be that any minor illnesses are dismissed within the days between now and February 17 – together with any points for Jota.
Earlier than Klopp holds his pre-match press convention on Friday, nevertheless, there’s already trigger to imagine that Jota can be in competition for the following fixture.
The supervisor’s feedback on his sturdiness, when talking initially of February, recommend that it was simply one other day on the workplace for the Portuguese.
“Diogo will get, in every recreation, knocks like loopy,” Klopp stated earlier than the 3-1 defeat to Arsenal.
“If I’m going by the lists of medical studies I bought over time since Diogo is right here, he’s in every one in all them.
“And never as ‘injured’, simply as ‘has a bruise’, ‘has a knock’, ‘has that’, ‘has that’. All after every recreation. So he actually will get it.”
Whereas the hope is that Salah (hamstring) and Conor Bradley (bereavement) are again in coaching this week – Ibrahima Konate is free to return after suspension – Liverpool nonetheless have a bunch of harm issues.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (knee) and Ryan Gravenberch (groin) picked up points earlier than and through Saturday’s win, and Dominik Szoboszlai (hamstring) may nonetheless be sidelined.
Thiago (hamstring) is going through an unsure spell out, and Joel Matip (ACL), Stefan Bajcetic (rising pains) and Ben Doak (MCL) are out with long-term accidents.
Alisson and Joe Gomez have been absent on the weekend as a consequence of sickness, however must be again at Brentford.