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Fresh injury blow for Liverpool as Diogo Jota stretchered off during Manchester City win

Liverpool suffered a fresh injury blow as Diogo Jota was stretchered off in the closing stages of their game against Manchester City on Sunday.

The Cityzens were favourites to win the away fixture but the Reds stunned them with a narrow 1-0 victory at Anfield. 

Mohamed Salah, who hadn’t scored in his previous five Premier League matches, was excellent today as he struck the decisive goal in the 76th minute. 

The Egyptian showed great composure to bring down Alisson’s long ball and finish superbly into the bottom corner. 

The Reds’ defence did a brilliant job containing the threat of Erling Braut Haaland who has been in spectacular form this season. Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk deserved special praise for that. 

However, Jota’s late injury took some shine off their superb home victory that has now lifted them to eighth in the league standings. 

The 25-year-old worked hard and was a real livewire throughout his time on the pitch. However, he was stretchered off in stoppage time, with Konstantinos Tsimikas replacing him.

Jota’s injury is a big blow 

Jota has been an important member of the first team since his arrival from Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2020. 

He made 55 appearances across all competitions at Anfield last season, scoring 21 goals and contributing eight assists (stats from Transfermarkt). 

The 25-year-old missed the early few weeks this season due to a hamstring issue but he was involved in the previous four Premier League matches. 

His injury will be a big blow for Jurgen Klopp’s side who are already without Luis Diaz, Joel Matip, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita, Arthur Melo and Ibrahima Konate due to fitness issues. 

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