Liverpool forward Diogo Jota could be out for up to two months with a knee injury, according to reports in the Portuguese media.
The 24-year-old picked up the problem in the Champions League dead rubber against FC Midtjylland on Wednesday night and supporters on Twitter are not too pleased by manager Jurgen Klopp’s decision to play him:
I swear I’m gonna go mad
— Musa Mumin (@Rea1Mumin) December 12, 2020
No worries Klopp knows what he's doing, at least we got the draw against the wifi password team from Denmark, so worth it
— Watthew (@CaptainHendinho) December 12, 2020
— Lasse Frydenlund (@FrydenlundLasse) December 12, 2020
This is all on klopp btw 👍
— ً (@_rylfcv2) December 12, 2020
That’s on the manager I am afraid plain and simple over DEAD MEANINGLESS GAME .
— Hassan Moha (@Hassan___m) December 12, 2020
Klopp could have avoided this,this one is on him
— Benjoviofficial© (@Jaiyeofficial1) December 12, 2020
Nice one Klopp 👍😁
— Lewis (@Iewis10) December 12, 2020
All because of a game which didn't mattered at all
— Juan🇪🇨 (@Ju4n_____) December 12, 2020
Over a dead game that we could’ve lost 92-0
— Lewisbaron (@LFC_Bobby9) December 12, 2020
No excuses on this one Klopp what were you thinking
— Champi*ns 19/20 (@timer_08) December 12, 2020
At the moment, these are only unconfirmed reports from Portugal. Journalists in the UK have said that Liverpool are waiting for further medical tests to determine the extent of the injury so we shall see if the diagnosis is as bad as some have claimed.
Considering the superb form that Jota has been in, it will be a bitter blow for the Reds if he is indeed sidelined until mid-February. The Premier League champions have thirteen fixtures between now and the Premier League clash against Leicester on February 13th. Fans will be praying he isn’t out for that many games.