Jurgen Klopp gives Diogo Jota update as Liverpool injuries mount | Football

Jota was carried off late in the 1-0 win (Image: Getty)

Liverpool are waiting to learn the extent of Diogo Jota’s injury Jurgen Klopp pessimistic about the latest injury blow to hit his side.

Jota went down in stoppage time and was carried off the pitch as the Reds secured an important 1-0 victory over Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday night.

The Portugal international missed the first six games of the season through injury and his latest setback comes a week after Luis Diaz suffered a knee problem that is expected to rule him out for six to eight weeks.

The full extent of Jota’s latest is expected to be revealed on Monday, with Klopp revealing his player was in ‘real pain’ following the incident.

‘We miss the next one with Diogo. He felt real pain at that moment, but I have no idea how bad it is,” Klopp told Sky Sports. ‘If Diogo stays down, it’s not good.’

During his post-match press conference, Klopp added: Diogo…I wish I didn’t have to talk about it.

‘I saw it inside the screen, I’m the first one to see it, when he goes down, there’s not much contact.

Jota missed games due to injury earlier in the season (Image: Getty)

‘I can see a little bit [that] someone kicks his foot and then the muscle may have been overstretched.

‘After 96 minutes, which is not good for a muscle, he felt it immediately and now we have to wait [to see] how bad it is.’

Another injury to Jota would not only hamper Liverpool’s plans with eight games coming up over the next 27 days, but could also pose a major threat to the Portuguese forward’s World Cup hopes.

Klopp was shown a red card during a fiery second half on Merseyside after he appeared to shout at the linesman following an incident in which Salah was not awarded a free-kick despite appearing to be pulled down in front of the touchline.

“In the end, probably deserved, but you can’t have this situation,” Klopp said of his sacking.

‘It’s the clearest foul I’ve ever seen in front of the linesman and he’s not bothered. That is clear. They just watch the game, but we [the managers] is involved.’

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