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Liverpool’s Portugal forward Diogo Jota ruled out with calf injury


According to Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool attacker Diogo Jota has been ruled out of the World Cup due to a calf injury.

In the last seconds of his team’s 1-0 Premier League victory against Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday, the 25-year-old was carried out on a stretcher.

According to Klopp, Jota will be out for a “long period,” and “we speak about months.”

“It is a rather bad calf muscle damage. Sad news for the youngster, for Portugal and for us, “said the German.

“Surprisingly, he’s doing OK so far. He is a really intelligent young man. When we took him off the field, I believe he was aware of it.”

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“After the game, we ran into one other, and he basically recounted what had transpired. I believe he was aware of how severe it was and how it may affect his chances of competing in the World Cup.”

On social media, Jota stated: “Mine ended in the worst manner possible after such a fantastic night at Anfield! One of my dreams abruptly came to an end.”

He missed the first few games of the season due to a hamstring injury before making his comeback on September 3 in a scoreless draw with Everton.

Later the same month, during the international break, Jota participated for Portugal and scored in a 4-0 victory against the Czech Republic.


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