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Nuno’s excellent news on Patricio as Klopp praises Jota purpose

Rui Patricio was awake and speaking after being knocked out in Wolves’ 1-0 defeat to Liverpool, boss Nuno Espirito Santo has confirmed.

The goalkeeper wanted 14 minutes of therapy on the pitch following an unintentional collision with team-mate Conor Coady late on.

He was carried off on a stretcher in worrying scenes which introduced again distressing reminiscences for Wolves.

Striker Raul Jimenez suffered a fractured cranium in a conflict of heads with David Luiz at Arsenal in November and is but to return.

Diogo Jota scored a first-half winner on his return to Molineux, however Nuno was in a position to reveal the optimistic information on Patricio.

He stated: “He’s OK, he’s awake, he’s aware. He’s talking and remembers what occurred. He’s in good arms, he’s being assessed by the docs.

“You must take the proper precautions, however he’s OK. It was a collision with the knee of Coady, an enormous knock to his head however he’s OK.

“Now we have to attend [before knowing whether he will miss games] and the next hours are necessary, he’s going to be with the docs and we’ve got to attend for what’s occurring.

“These conditions can occur, even in a standard scenario of the sport.

“We performed a superb sport, we competed properly. We must always do higher with the ultimate contact and closing passes, however there was a superb angle and we fought till the top. They competed and gave the whole lot that they had.”

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Monday, March 15, 2021: Liverpool's Diogo Jota (R) celebrates with team-mate Sadio Mané after scoring the first goal during the FA Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers FC and Liverpool FC at Molineux Stadium. (Pic by Propaganda)

Wolves had been undone by former striker Jota who scored his first purpose since November following a knee damage.

He settled the match in first-half stoppage time when he completed a tremendous transfer from 16 yards after Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane mixed.

Liverpool had misplaced six of their earlier seven top-flight outings, however victory at mid-table Wolves lifted them to sixth within the Premier League, though nonetheless 5 factors behind Chelsea as they chase a top-four spot.

Coady headed Wolves’ greatest probability over the bar and Salah had a purpose disallowed for offside with 4 minutes remaining earlier than Coady caught Patricio along with his knee because the pair tried to cease the striker.

The keeper wanted oxygen and prolonged therapy earlier than being changed by concussion substitute John Ruddy.

“It was an terrible scenario. In these moments the whole lot loses significance instantly,” stated Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.

On his staff, he added: “Diogo has had an impression since he has been again and it makes it extra particular he was in a position to rating. It was an ideal second to attain, a second earlier than the half-time whistle.

“The remainder of the sport was numerous defending however I’m utterly tremendous with that. It’s what I wished to see, that we perceive the scenario. It’s not about being Liverpool on a gala evening.

“I’m actually glad concerning the efficiency. I couldn’t be extra happier with the soiled three factors.

“We had superb moments the place we must always have achieved higher. Defensively the entire sport was actually good, however I didn’t like the beginning, we weren’t energetic sufficient.”