April 13, 2024

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Diogo Jota ruled out for “months” in Liverpool’s latest injury setback Liverpool

Diogo Jota ruled out for “months” in Liverpool’s latest injury setback  Liverpool

Liverpool's injury crisis continues to worsen with striker Diogo Jota ruled out for “months” and no date set for the return of midfielder Curtis Jones or goalkeeper Alisson.

Jota and Jones were injured at Brentford on Saturday, adding to a list that extends to nine senior players unavailable and is less than ideal with the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea coming up on Sunday as the club continues to battle on four fronts.

“We have Diogo with a knee problem and obviously it will take months,” Jurgen Klopp said ahead of the visit of Luton on Wednesday. “Not available for me [Alisson]a muscle injury – we don't know how long it will take but it will take some time to come back – and Curtis has been ruled out with a bone/ligament problem.

“Then we have others where we think we'll take it day by day. Long term like Trent [Alexander-Arnold] And always [Dominik Szoboszlai] “They are on their way back but have not trained with the team yet so they are not available.”

Other absent players include midfielders Thiago Alcantara and Stefan Bajcetic and centre-back Joel Matip (ACL). Striker Darwin Nunez was substituted in the first half of the win over Brentford as a precaution.

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Jones' absence means either Harvey Elliott or Ryan Gravenberch will likely compete for the vacant position, but after that, the choice is to return striker Cody Jacobo to the role he has played intermittently or bring in 19-year-old James McConnell, who has made his first appearance among… Five appearances in October, or Bobby Clarke, with seven appearances.

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