HomeSoccerLiverpool dealt blow as Diogo Jota sent home from Portugal international duty
Liverpool dealt blow as Diogo Jota sent home from Portugal international duty
October 12, 2021
By Ben Browning
Printed: October 12, 2021 1:09 pm
Final Up to date: October 12, 2021 4:48 pm
Jota picks up damage on worldwide responsibility
Diogo Jota joined up with the Portugal squad for his or her fixtures this worldwide break, however was a conspicuous absentee of their pleasant victory over Qatar, failing to even make the bench.
It later emerged that the Liverpool man, who has began six of his aspect’s seven Premier League video games up to now this season, had picked up a muscle damage, and was thus unavailable for choice.
Diogo Jota didn’t participate on this mornings open coaching session as #POR put together for his or her World Cup qualifier towards Luxembourg. The Liverpool attacker has been fighting a muscle subject. Neves is anticipated to return after lacking the sport vs Qatar.#LFC#Wolves
Whereas the extent of the damage was by no means made clear, it does seem like pretty critical, which may significantly hurt Liverpool’s good early-season progress.
Jota despatched residence
Such was the extent of the damage, that Portugal have since confirmed that he has departed their squad as a way to return to Merseyside, that means he’ll play no half on this night’s tie with Luxembourg.
In a press release, they confirmed:
Diogo Jota was dismissed by the Nationwide Selector, Fernando Santos, after being thought-about unavailable by the FPF Well being and Efficiency Unit to face Luxembourg, in a gathering to be held this Tuesday.
The Liverpool participant, who has already left the stage of the Nationwide Workforce, did a conditioned job because the starting of the preparation, having additionally missed the match towards Qatar.
This leaves Jota an enormous doubt for this weekend’s Premier League conflict with Watford, now beneath the administration of Claudio Ranieri, though Liverpool followers will likely be happy to see each Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane have to this point emerged unscathed from the worldwide break.
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This text was edited by Josh Barker.
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