May 19, 2024

With manager Jurgen Klopp confirming Alisson and Diogo Jota will be out for some time, Liverpool has suffered a serious blow.

In Saturday’s early kickoff, the two sustained knocks during the 1-1 draw away at Premier League champions Manchester City.

 

Alisson, the Brazilian custodian, appeared to have hurt his hamstring when he went to the deck with his leg still in the game after a goal kick, but he played through.

 

However, Jota, the Portuguese forward, was forced to leave the game in the second half due to what looked to be a muscular issue.

 

Additionally, after the final whistle, Klopp made a hint to talkSPORT that they might be without the two players for some time.

 

He said of the pair: “It looks like we’ve lost Ali with a muscle problem and Diogo Jota.

“And that is massive. I don’t know how many games coming up now [until Boxing Day], maybe 15 [ten].

 

“We have to get through this, we have to improve, we need to get more stable and in games like this, we should be more compact.”

 

Liverpool travel to Austria next week to take on LASK in the Europa League, before Premier League clashes against Fulham, Sheffield United and Crystal Palace.

 

They then face Union Saint-Gilloise in Belgium in Europe’s second-tier competition, where they then host rivals Manchester United at Anfield on December 17.

Jota went off injured in the second half away at the Etihad

Jota went off injured in the second half away at the Etihad

Alisson then pulled up, though he did manage to finish the game

Alisson then pulled up, though he did manage to finish the game

 

To complete their festive fixtures, they then welcome West Ham in the Carabao Cup, before entertaining Arsenal two days before Christmas.

 

During the press conference held after the game, Klopp announced that Alisson and Jota will now have scans to ascertain the duration of their absences.

 

“The shadow on this game is obviously that Ali and Diogo felt something; we have to evaluate it and then we’ll see,” he said.

 

He went on to say of Alisson, “I hope it’s not that serious, but I don’t have the answer – I have no idea what it is right now.

 

“We have to wait for the scan,” he said to me after I spoke with him. He claimed to have felt it only slightly.

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