The return is close, Diogo Jota will be back in a few games with Liverpool

A report details the extent of the problem and these are the games you will miss.

By Emmanuel Mendez

A report details the extent of the problem and these are the games you will miss.
A report details the extent of the problem and these are the games you will miss.
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Liverpool forward Diogo Jota looks set to spend a period on the sidelines with the injury situation at Anfield continuing to be frustrating for the Reds amid their chase for a quadruple. When Christian Nørgaard landed on Jota's knee over the weekend, it didn't look good and Jürgen Klopp admitted as much post-match. According to the Portuguese outlet Record, Jota has avoided the worst-case scenario but is still expected to miss around two months of action. That is because he has ligament damage having been stretchered off against Brentford.

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Further scans, the report states, will be undertaken later today. But Jota should be able to play again this season and the Liverpool ace should be fine to take part in the summer's European Championship in Germany. Klopp will give a fuller update during his press conference tomorrow ahead of the Luton game on Wednesday.

If Jota does miss two months, that would mean the 27-year-old sitting out of eight Premier League matches, potentially returning for the trip to Fulham on April 20. There are five league games (including Fulham) after that but he would miss Luton (H), Nottingham Forest (A), Manchester City (H), Everton (A), Brighton (H), Sheffield United (H), Manchester United (A) and Crystal Palace (H).

As well as the Premier League, Liverpool would also be missing Jota for the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea next weekend, the FA Cup fifth-round tie with Southampton at Anfield, and a potential quarter-final (the semi-final would actually be the weekend of April 20 when the Fulham fixture is currently scheduled). He would also miss both legs of the Europa League last-16 and potential quarter-final, returning in time for a possible European semi-final, assuming that Liverpool goes that far.

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Jota is ready

While Jota recovers, Liverpool has at least got Mohamed Salah, who made a comeback at the weekend, Luis Díaz, Darwin Núñez and Cody Gakpo to choose from. But Salah is only just back and Ben Doak is also out at the moment with a knee injury. Jota will undoubtedly be a significant miss.

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