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Diogo Jota will miss Liverpool’s match against Norwich owing to an ankle ligament injury, according to Jurgen Klopp.
Roberto Firmino replaced Jota at half-time in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Inter Milan on Wednesday night, having scored 17 goals in all competitions this season.
Afterward, the Portugal international sported a protective boot.
“He won’t be available this weekend, but the extent is unknown,” Klopp said ahead of Saturday’s game against Norwich.
“We need more info. It’s something with some ankle ligaments but not others.
“In the moment, anything is conceivable; it can go quickly or the other way around.” So we must wait.
“Everyone saw him in the boot. Even if you simply feel something, they put you in that boot. No way for the weekend.”
James Milner made his 800th club appearance in the triumph over Inter in midweek.
Mohamed Salah, who scored Liverpool’s second at San Siro, is one goal shy of 150 for the Reds if he scores on Saturday.
“I’ve only been here seven years, but the club is older and has tremendous players,” Klopp remarked.
“This team is one of the best in the club’s history. Mo is clearly a huge part of that. His numbers are ridiculous. It’s a huge amount, and hopefully he can achieve it tomorrow.”
Klopp: Man City my smallest problem
Liverpool can close the gap on the league leaders to six points if Manchester City beat Tottenham early Saturday evening on Sky Sports.
Klopp says he isn’t watching Pep Guardiola’s side, and that there is just one way to win four trophies this season.
“Manchester City is the least difficulty I have out of all the ones I have,” Klopp admitted.
“I don’t think about that for a minute, let alone a day.” We just need to win our football games to see if we can get close.
“We need to win games to keep competing for a Champions League position, which is vital for the club.” It’s always the same solution, win games and you solve all your problems.
“That’s the only thing on our minds or in our conversations right now. It has always been this way, and it will continue to be this way.”