It is predicted that the Portuguese forward will be sidelined for several weeks, with the 24-year-old admitting he will not be rushed back into action.
Diogo Jota says that his recovery from an unfortunate knee injury is “going well but a return date is not set.
On the back of a big-money summer move from Wolves, the Portugal international made an instant impression at Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp invested £ 45 million ($ 61 million) in the 24-year-old and after 17 games, has already seen a nine-goal return.
Calls for Jota to be given a prominent role in the Reds’ plans were mounting, with Roberto Firmino seeing his place come under pressure in the midst of a fight for the final product. However, to the long injury list on Merseyside, the in-form frontman has been added.
After figuring in a 1-1 draw with his former employers at Wolves, Jota suffered an untimely setback, with Klopp acknowledging he may not be seen for some time.
Klopp said, “Yeah, it’s worse than we thought at first and better than we thought then.” All the prospective surgeons had a look at it no surgery required, but for a while he’s going to be out.
Just one-and-a-half, two months, we don’t know exactly. We don’t exactly know. By the way, it’s pretty similar to Kostas Tsimikas. Incredible.
“It was after the game for the first time. When he got it, we saw the situation; nobody, himself, would have thought that something had happened there.
We got him off the pitch and he said, ‘I feel a little bit,’ and he had to look at it the next day, scans, and then the surgeon. So that’s how we do it, different data. It was odd in the end, but we were glad we heard the final diagnosis.
It remains to be seen when Jota will be allowed back into the fold, but he continues to be making positive strides in his recovery, with the remainder of 2020 being written off.