Diogo Jota was pulled from Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Inter Milan in the Champions League due to an ankle injury and could miss the Reds’ Carabao Cup final against Chelsea in 10 days.
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“We’ll see. We don’t know exactly. He can continue, which is probably a good sign. Half the time, the ankle is already swollen, so we have to change.”
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In his post-match press conference, Klopp added: “Diogo has had to come off his ankle ligament. We’ll see. He wants to continue. It was an adult performance.
“[It was a] A sprained, swollen ankle is obviously not a good sign but we’ll check it out tomorrow. We need further evaluation. “
And Klopp’s men will be hoping that the Carabao Cup is the first of many this season, as they sit on the bench to reach the quarter-finals in Europe.
It wasn’t easy as the Liverpool manager admitted: “I think we started very well, from the beginning we played around their squad, then they moved up a little bit with direct play. front, switch to full-back kick.
“We couldn’t defend too well, our full-backs are often isolated in face-to-face situations. In a game like this you have to keep the ball longer.
“You can’t come here and expect to have a brilliant day and that’s the only chance to get results. We didn’t have a bright day but a good enough day to get a win. Well deserved win, we scored two great goals.
“Yes, they have their moments, they have counter-attacks, that sort of thing. It’s mostly counter-attacks when we lose the ball in the wrong spaces.”
But it was the Red Devils who won, as Firmino’s deft goal from a corner changed the game in the 75th minute, something Klopp has credited for his coaching staff.
“Pete Krawietz and analysts are responsible for this goal,” he added. “We’ve been working on it. It’s all about Pete and his boys.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/klopp-jota-injury-liverpool-inter-26251412 Jurgen Klopp confirms Diogo Jota injury ahead of Liverpool's Carabao Cup final