The absence of Portuguese striker Diogo Jota, Liverpool striker, from the friendly match against Crystal Palace, which is scheduled to be held tomorrow, on the sidelines of the Reds’ external camp, in preparation for the new season 2022-2023.
Liverpool had suffered a heavy loss against Liverpool 4-0 in the friendly match that brought them together on Tuesday.
“Diogo Jota is unfortunate, as he did not play against Manchester United because of his injury with Portugal,” German coach Jurgen Klopp told Liverpool’s official website, before the friendly match against Crystal Palace tomorrow, Friday, in Singapore.
He added, “He trained fully yesterday and was injured again, and this is not good, but we have to wait for the results of the medical tests to further assess his condition.”
He continued: “Yes, Jota suffers from a hamstring injury, which is the same injury he has been suffering from since he was in the Portugal national team camp.”
Klopp also talked about Alisson Becker’s condition, saying, “He was not ready against Manchester United by 100%, he finished the training early and felt some pain, so we have to subject him to some tests while the rest of the players are fine.”
Apart from Palace’s friendly, Klopp added: “Achieving the Premier League title was the most difficult thing I’ve experienced in my life.”
The German coach confirmed, this during his statements, saying, “The numbers of the Nunez deal that were circulated are incorrect, but there is no problem with that.”
Liverpool seeks to achieve the first victory over Crystal Palace tomorrow, in order to reconcile its fans after the heavy loss against Man United by a clean four.