Diogo Jota injury: Klopp reveals Liverpool forward will miss “months”

Julian Miller
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Julian Miller
22/02/2024
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Jota injury a serious one says Klopp

Jota was stretchered off the field against Brentford in EPL Matchweek 25 after Christian Norgaard landed on his leg.

News Insights

  • Diogo Jota suffered a leg injury against Brentford.
  • Klopp has revealed Jota will be out for “months.”
  • “That is just how it is,” says Klopp.
  • Jota will be replaced by Salah, who is coming back from injury.

Diogo Jota will miss “months” with a leg injury he suffered against Brentford according to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. Jota had been inserted into the starting lineup following Mohamed Salah’s injury he picked up while playing with Egypt at the 2024 African Cup of Nations. 

Salah is now fit and will retake his place in the Liverpool’s starting lineup, but Jota’s presence will be missed as Liverpool fight for the Premier League title against Arsenal and Manchester City. 

Liverpool are currently top of the EPL table. However, according to the betting sites, Man City are Premier League title favourites. 

Jota out “months”

Jurgen Klopp addressed the media on Wednesday in Liverpool ahead of his side’s match against Luton Town on Thursday morning. One of the biggest talking points was Diogo Jota’s injury status. 

There were scary scenes last week when the Portuguese forward was stretchered off against Brentford at the Gtech Community Stadium after Brentford midfielder Christian Norgaard crash landed on Jota’s leg. 

According to Klopp, Jota’s injury is as bad as it looked when he was stretchered off. 

With Diogo it will take months [not weeks],” the Liverpool boss revealed to UK media. “I couldn't say a timeframe even if I wanted to. That is just how it is. When you don't have these players it makes no sense [to speculate when they will return].”

Other Liverpool injuries

The Liverpool injury list ahead of the Reds’ Carabao Cup final against Chelsea on Monday is getting very long. 

Jota joins Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dominik Szoboszlai, Thiago Alcántara, Ben Doak, and Joel Matip on the list of injured Liverpool players that will miss the final against Chelsea. Midfielder Curtis Jones might also miss the match. The Liverpool academy graduate is currently listed as doubtful for the Reds’ next match against Luton Town on Thursday morning. 

Carabao Cup preview

Despite the injuries, all the best soccer betting sites have Liverpool as huge favourites to win the Carabao Cup on Monday, February 26 at 2:00 AM AEDT.

PlayUp  Sportsbook, one of the top Australian sportsbooks according to our sports betting experts, gives Liverpool $2.00 odds to win the match outright. Chelsea have $3.25 odds to win. PlayUp have also set the handicap for this match at +1.5 goals for Chelsea, which really shows you just how big of an underdog the Blues are in this one. 

The Carabao Cup is just one potential trophy Liverpool could win this season. The Reds are still in contention for the FA Cup, Europa League, and of course, the Premier League.