Diogo Jota could make a shock return to the Liverpool side for their clash with Crystal Palace on Sunday, having at first been eliminated for the rest of the season through injury
The 24-year-old hurt his foot in the critical 4-2 victory over Manchester United on May 13, and the initial medical diagnosis determined that he would not be able to play for the Reds again this season.
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Jurgen Klopp admitted prior to the huge match, as mentioned on the club’s site, that the forward has actually made a fast return from his obstacle and they would examine his progress in training ahead of the journey to London.
“I don’t understand yet,” Klopp confessed. “It all looked excellent and he will most likely train today. That was the strategy yesterday.
” And when he can train, we take a look how he trains and after that we make a decision if he will be involved.”
Jota has actually recovered from his foot injury|Soccrates Images/Getty Images
Jota’s return to the side would be a huge increase for Liverpool and Klopp as they head into the last game of the season needing a win to secure Champions League football for next season. The Reds have actually remained in great type of late, and have actually timed their run perfectly in trying to slip back into the leading four.
The Portuguese star’s healing will just enhance their chances of beating the Eagles as the team has actually often looked far more powerful with him in attack. Jota has scored 9 goals in 18 appearances for Liverpool this season, but his contribution has actually been seriously hampered by injury concerns.
The ex-Wolverhampton Wanderers star missed 15 games in the middle of the campaign with a knee injury and his lack was felt as Liverpool fell way off the title pace. He can return on Sunday, however, and fire them to a top-four surface with a triumph over Palace.