Diogo Jota missed Liverpool coaching on Thursday forward of their return to Premier League motion in opposition to Brighton on the weekend.
The Portugal worldwide has solely simply returned to the fold after selecting up a hamstring damage in pre-season, showing as an alternative in opposition to Everton and Napoli earlier than beginning within the 2-1 victory over Ajax, selecting up an help for Mohamed Salah’s opener.
Jota is now vulnerable to lacking Brighton’s go to, having beforehand defined why he requested to be withdrawn throughout Portugal’s 1-0 Nations League defeat to Spain.
“I did not have a pre-season. It is solely my second recreation as a starter this season and I used to be already feeling somewhat drained on the finish of the season,” he advised O Jogo.
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Portugal coach Fernando Santos added: “Jota requested to go away. It does not matter now, however that wasn’t the substitute I used to be going to make. I used to be going to place Jota in a special place in order that the group may go up and have extra possession. I introduced in Vitinha and Joao Mario to have extra possession of the ball and to play. We could not and we began to retreat. Nonetheless, we had two nice probabilities, however we did not rating.”
Reds supervisor Jurgen Klopp can welcome Darwin Nunez again into his Premier League matchday squad after the Uruguayan served his suspension for a pink card in opposition to Crystal Palace again in August.
Nevertheless, he shall be with out Naby Keita, Curtis Jones and Andy Robertson as Liverpool look to make up floor on present league leaders Arsenal.