Jota injury latest & new date for Arsenal game – Liverpool FC Roundup

Liverpool are preparing for a home league game against Norwich this weekend – today it’s about Klopp’s pre-match press conference, off-pitch news and squad fitness latest.


No Jota this weekend…and a TBD return

Don’t hold your breath over Jota for the Carabao Cup final, seems to be the message – it looks to be a flip of a coin.

Jurgen Klopp did definitively rule him out of the weekend encounter with Norwich, and made it clear it’s still a waiting job in terms of whether he can feature against Leeds or Chelsea next week.

“Not available [vs. Norwich], extent still not clear. Need further assessment. It’s something with some ligaments around the ankle, but not some others,” the boss explained.

“Everything is possible at the moment. Could go really quick, but the other way too. Everyone saw him in the boot, but that’s normal procedure.”

Fingers crossed of course that it’s nothing massive, and we know some ‘minor’ issues recently have tended to elongate into three-month absences – hopefully that isn’t the case here.


Canaries next up!

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 13, 2022: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates after the FA Premier League match between Burnley FC and Liverpool FC at Turf Moor. Liverpool won 1-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)


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LONDON, ENGLAND - Thursday, January 20, 2022: Liverpool's Ibrahima Konaté sees hid header hit the post during the Football League Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC at the Emirates Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)


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