- Liverpool have suffered an injury ahead of Saturday’s match at Watford
- Forward Diogo Jota struggles with a knock and misses out on Portugal’s win
- Portugal boss Fernando Santos says Jota could be sent back to the Reds soon
Liverpool are expected to suffer an injury ahead of their Premier League match at Watford on Saturday.
Forward Diogo Jota has been struggling with a knock and missed Portugal’s 3-0 friendly win over Qatar last weekend.
Now Portugal boss Fernando Santos has revealed that Jota could soon be sent back to the Reds as he is yet to attend a group training session.
Liverpool forward Diogo Jota suffers knock out and training with Portugal
Jota was out of group training during the break and missed Portugal’s session on Sunday
Portugal prepare for World Cup qualifying match against Luxembourg on Tuesday
“He trained a while back, increased the intensity today with Joo Brito, but he didn’t train with us,” he told a press conference ahead of his team’s match for the World Cup qualifiers against Luxembourg on Tuesday.
‘The chances will be low. I’ll talk to him, see how he feels.
‘If we see that he has a condition to be on the bench and then come in, that’s fine.
Portugal boss Fernando Santos has revealed Jota could be sent back to the Reds soon
“If we don’t do that, we won’t take a risk with a player who hasn’t trained with us for a long time.”
‘I will make a decision soon, and if he can’t play, he will go to Liverpool.’
Jota has been a focal point for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season, replacing Roberto Firmino as number 9 in Liverpool’s star-studded attack, and has started six of his seven league matches.
The 24-year-old has scored three goals in nine appearances in all competitions as the Reds make a stellar start to the 2021-22 campaign.
Klopp’s side are second in the Premier League, just one point behind leaders Chelsea and have also won their first two Champions League group matches.