Jurgen Klopp gives promising updates on Diogo Jota & Darwin Nunez injuries
Jurgen Klopp provides promising updates on Diogo Jota & Darwin Nunez injuries.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Diogo Jota has returned to training after a lengthy injury layoff.
Due to a calf injury, the Portuguese attacker has been sidelined since mid-February, missing 21 Liverpool matches during that time.
In his Monday press conference, ahead of the Reds’ FA Cup third-round match against Wolves at Molineux, Klopp said that Jota might be available for the match against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League. Klopp said:
“I don’t know exactly how long Diogo will be out for, but he looks really good. He is out there on the pitch and doing a lot of stuff already but he will be out for another few weeks. In contention for the Champions League? From my point of view, yes.”
Klopp also provided an update on Darwin Nunez’s fitness after the big-money signing missed the weekend’s harrowing 3-0 defeat to Brighton: “[There has been] progress with all [players out].
“Darwin is very close, but it’s Monday and tomorrow is the game. But he’s very close.“
However, Liverpool are still without the services of defensive captain Virgil van Dijk, who is expected to be sidelined for more than a month after sustaining a hamstring injury against Brentford.