In his post-match talk, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp provided much-needed injury updates on goalkeeper Alisson and forward Diogo Jota after the duo suffered knocks during the high-profile Premier League game between Manchester City and Liverpool that ended in a 1-1 draw. Both teams have fallen a position each after dropping points.
Both teams had to share the spoils as Trent Alexander Arnold’s late strike canceled out Erling Haaland’s first-half goal. Klopp assessed it to be a good game, but also mentioned the injuries in his team as bad marks on a good game as fitness continues to be a major woe for the Merseyside Reds.
Injury update on Alisson
In his post-match interview, Klopp said that “it’s not cool” regarding the injuries to Jota and Alisson. He further said that both injury situations have to be looked into and further assessed, as Jota felt something in his muscle, and Alisson also went down later.
Alisson felt discomfort in the dying minutes of the game due to what appeared to be a hamstring issue and required medical help on the pitch after the final whistle blew at the Etihad. The 31-year-old has played all matches in the Premier League as of yet, but his participation in the near future depends on the extent of the injury which will be understood after further tests.
The Brazilian goalkeeper’s knock has left Klopp, who has had a stressful season already with referees and transfers, sweating on it to be not that serious, but on a lighter note, he also mentioned that Alisson also had to go to international duty prior to the matchday, something his fellow Brazilian goalkeeper and opponent on the other end on Saturday, Ederson, missed due to not being fit.
Injury update on Diogo Jota
Klopp, in his post-match press conference, called the injuries to Jota and Alisson “shadow on the game” as a good game, according to him. Klopp has been having a tough time with injuries since last year and yesterday’s encounter has added more to his list of problems.
Jota was forced to come off shortly after the half-time restart as he felt discomfort and as revealed by the German manager afterwards, it was a muscle injury. Jota’s return would depend on further assessments with the medical team after the extent of the injury is known.
Jota, who joined Liverpool from Wolves in 2020, would not want to be sidelined for long, as he returned from a long injury just at the start of this year after being out for almost half of the last season.
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