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Liverpool attacker suffers fresh injury setback

Liverpool‘s Premier League title hopes have suffered a setback with Diogo Jota ruled out for two weeks due to injury. 

Jota started the 3-1 win over Fulham on Sunday and ensured the three points by scoring the Reds’ third goal in the second half at Craven Cottage.

The Portuguese international subsequently suffered an injury and will miss the Merseyside derby with Everton tomorrow.

He will also be out for crucial run-in matches against West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa.

Manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed the news today (via Liverpool’s official website): “Unfortunately, yes. Diogo scored the goal, felt a little bit, and now we found out it’s a little bit more. 

“He will be out for two weeks. Besides that, no [other new injury concerns].”

Jota’s start against Fulham was his first in over two months. He was sidelined with a knee problem, but it is difficult to tell if it is a reoccurrence of the previous injury.

He will be a big miss for the Reds, especially in this crucial part of the season where the club needs all its attackers firing on all cylinders.

Liverpool’s second goal against Fulham, scored by Ryan Gravenberch, was their first in open play in almost 400 minutes of football.

Jota scored 15 goals and provided four assists in 32 appearances before his lengthy lay-off. He returned and showed Liverpool what they were missing against the Cottagers.

Klopp may be forced to rely on out-of-form attackers Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah at Everton. They started the Fulham game on the bench.

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