Jurgen Klopp confirms long-term Jota injury blow/Oxlade-Chamberlain returns

Jurgen Klopp confirms long-term Jota injury blow/Oxlade-Chamberlain returns

An altogether mixed injury update on Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool squad has been forthcoming online this afternoon.

Alisson & Ox return

The Reds are set to return to Premier League action shortly, in a meeting with Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Liverpool will head into proceedings amid a somewhat mixed spell of form, having managed just two wins from their last five across all competitions.

It should also be noted, though, that the Merseysiders’ last Premier League outing, at home to in-form Wolves last weekend, saw Klopp’s men run riot, en route to a 4-0 victory.

With Spurs currently on course to drop two points at Crystal Palace, meanwhile, the champions will no doubt be fully motivated to leapfrog Jose Mourinho’s men with a win over Fulham.

In turn, ahead of kick-off, the starting XI set to take to the pitch for the visitors this evening was unveiled a short time ago.

In a boost for Liverpool, the club’s no.1 is back between the posts at Craven Cottage, having recovered from a recent hamstring injury.

Long-term absentee Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, meanwhile, also takes his place on the bench for the first time this season:

Jota ruled out

As outlined above, however, accompanying the good news for the Reds, was yet another hammer blow on the personnel front.

On the back of confirmation that Diogo Jota had not been included in his matchday squad in London, Jurgen Klopp was inevitably drawn on the wellbeing of his side’s in-form attacker during a pre-match interview.

And the Liverpool boss went on to reveal the worst, with Jota set for a spell of between 6 and 8 weeks on the sidelines, with a knee injury picked up in Champions League action during the week:

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This article was edited by
Josh Barker.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Tottenham Hotspur FC 12 14 25
2 Liverpool FC 11 9 24
3 Southampton FC 12 7 23
4 Chelsea FC 12 13 22
5 Leicester City FC 11 6 21
6 West Ham United FC 12 5 20
7 Everton FC 12 3 20
8 Manchester United FC 11 2 20
9 Manchester City FC 11 6 19
10 Aston Villa FC 10 8 18
11 Crystal Palace FC 12 1 17
12 Newcastle United FC 11 -2 17
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 12 -5 17
14 Leeds United 12 -5 14
15 Arsenal FC 11 -4 13
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 11 -3 10
17 Fulham FC 11 -10 7
18 Burnley FC 10 -13 6
19 West Bromwich Albion 12 -16 6
20 Sheffield United FC 12 -16 1
Player Team Goals
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 11
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 10
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 10
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 9
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 8
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 7
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 7
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 7
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 6
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 6
Grealish, Jack Aston Villa FC 5
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 5
Ward-Prowse, James Southampton FC 4
Werner, Timo Chelsea FC 4
Adams, Che Southampton FC 4
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United FC 4
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City FC 4
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion FC 4

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