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Farewell to Europa League, Liverpool receives worst news ahead of LASK Linz game

Bad news ahead of Europa League game

By Charles Cornwall

Bad news ahead of Europa League game
Bad news ahead of Europa League game
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As Liverpool prepare to embark on a marathon of matches every three days, the Reds' infirmary has suddenly filled up. Diogo Jota, who suffered a hamstring injury on 25 November during the 1-1 draw between Manchester City and Liverpool (matchday 13 of the Premier League), already knew he would be out for a while. But now Jürgen Klopp has confirmed that Alisson has also been sidelined, again with a hamstring problem.


On the eve of the Europa League group stage match against Austrian club LASK Linz, the Reds coach gave the press an update. And the German was not very positive about his two players. "Both will be absent. It's a little less serious for Ali(sson), so we'll have to see. He won't be able to play tomorrow or Sunday (against Fulham) and probably not the following week either. We'll have to see. Diogo (Jota) will take a little longer. I don't know exactly how much.

And Jürgen Klopp spoke of the death toll on his squad. "We already have a lot of players unavailable. Thiago (Alcantara) and Robbo (Andy Robertson) are out. Now Diogo and Ali. That's a lot. It would be great if no other players got injured, but that's unlikely." A little pessimistic for the tactician, but still hopeful of seeing his goalkeeper back soon. Diogo Jota will clearly have to be much more patient.

Players who will be absent 

Diogo Jota was injured last weekend during Liverpool's 1-1 draw at Manchester City, and was joined in the infirmary by Alisson. Their coach has not given any good news. In any case, the Reds have a busy schedule ahead of them, with no fewer than six games to be played in just over a fortnight, including the clash with Manchester United (5.30pm on 17 December, matchday 17 in the PL). All of which will put their bodies to the test. Jürgen Klopp is keeping his fingers crossed that as many players as possible will be fit.

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