Liverpool fears Diogo Jota injury
Diogo Jota played no role in the friendly win over Qatar and may be returned to his club as he nurses a muscle problem.
What did Santos say about Diogo Jota?
Liverpool was handed an untimely intimidation by the news that the 24-year-old had missed training with Portugal and could return to Anfield. The Diogo Jota forward is away on international duty but played no role in the 3-0 friendly win over Qatar and is in serious doubt to face Luxembourg on Tuesday. Portugal boss Santos is ready to return Jota to his club if he cannot play any role in the qualification of the World Cup.
When asked about the Diogo Jota update, who served his open training on Monday, Fernando Santos told reporters that Diogo trained a while ago, increased the intensity today with Brito, but he did not train with them. The likelihood that Diogo Jota will play will be small. Fernando will talk to him and see how Diogo Jota feels. According to Fernando Santos, if they see Jota in any condition to be on the bench and then he can come in, that’s okay. If they don’t, they won’t take risks with a player who hasn’t been able to train with them for a long time. Santos will make a decision soon and if Jota fails to play, he will return to Liverpool.
A little about Diogo Jota
Diogo is reportedly nursing a muscle complaint, a condition preventing him from playing any role in Portugal during the October international hiatus. Liverpool will return to the Premier League action on Saturday away at Watford. Diogo would be hesitant to oppose the Hornets if forced to return to Merseyside prematurely. He made nine appearances for his club in all competitions this season, with three goals scored. Diogo Jota served 21 games through injury last season when he suffered knee and leg problems.