Injury blow for Liverpool as Jota is ruled out for two weeks

23 Apr 2024
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Liverpool have been dealt a blow ahead of the Merseyside derby, with Diogo Jota ruled out for two weeks due to injury.

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Jota has only just come back from a two-month layoff, making his first start since February against Fulham on Sunday, and scoring in the 3-1 win.

“Diogo scored the goal, felt a little bit and now we found out it’s a little bit more,” Jurgen Klopp told the club’s official website in his pre-match press conference ahead of Wednesday’s trip to Everton. "So he will be out for two weeks.

“I cannot really say a lot about it, to be honest. Before [a recent] game where he didn’t start, he got a knock – normal challenge, then felt a little bit at the hip. That was then fine because we didn’t start him, brought him on, that was alright.

“Then he started the last game, was obviously OK and then with the finish… it’s a small one but we are late in the season, so obviously now it’s not a great moment for each injury pretty much.

“It’s not a big one. When I say two weeks, actually really it’s pretty much nothing but enough to not be available.”

If Jota is indeed sidelined for the next two weeks then he looks set to miss Saturday's trip to West Ham United and a home encounter with Tottenham Hotspur the following weekend.

It is a blow for Liverpool because no Premier League player has scored at a faster rate across all competitions this season, when penalties are taken out of the equation.

His 15 goals have come at an average of one every 114 minutes.

Mins per goal for PL players in all comps 23/24
Player Minutes Goals* Mins/goal
Diogo Jota 1,710 15 114
Erling Haaland 3,281 25 131
Leandro Trossard 1,901 14 136
Chris Wood 1,847 13 142
Ollie Watkins 3,800 26 146

*excluding penalties

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