Liverpool's Diogo Jota Will Miss The 2022 World Cup With Portugal Due To Injury.

Liverpool striker Diogo Jota would miss out of Portugal's 2022 World Cup campaign in Qatar due to injury.

Jota broke down late into the Liverpool's 1-0 victory over Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday and was stretchered off.

Liverpool climbed up to eighth with that victory over the reigning champions, although they remain six points off the top four, and 14 points behind Arsenal, which may have already put them out of the title race. 

The Reds manager revealed in a press conference ahead of Wednesday’s home match against West Ham, that Jota would not need an operation but did not put an exact timescale on his return but is expecting the 25-year-old to be sidelined for months.

Not good news about Diogo yes he will miss the World Cup,” said Klopp.

“It’s a pretty serious injury in the calf muscle and now the recovery process starts. That’s it pretty much.

“That is the first diagnosis, which was pretty clear, and all the rest will now follow in the next few days. It is very sad news for the boy, and for us as well of course, and for Portugal.”

“After such a good night at Anfield mine ended in the worst way! In the last minute, one of my dreams collapsed,” Jota posted on Twitter.

“I will be one more supporting from the outside, club, and country, and fighting to be back as soon as possible.”


Jota had initially missed the start of the season with a hamstring injury before returning as a substitute in a goalless draw against Everton on 3 September.

His absence adds to Liverpool’s injury woes, with Luis Diaz also ruled out until after the World Cup in Qatar, which starts next month.

Joel Matip will also miss the visit of West Ham, but Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ibrahima Konate could be fit to return to the starting line-up.

Klopp who received a red card from referee Anthony Taylor late in the game against City for angrily confronting the assistant referee on not blowing a foul on Mo Salah.

The German coach has so far not received a touchline ban from the Football Association and expects to take his place on the touchline on Wednesday against 12th-place West Ham.

Jota played for Portugal during the international break later that month and scored in a 4-0 win over the Czech Republic.

Coach Fernando Santos will have another problem to solve in Portugal's offensive sector, which has also lost Wolves winger Pedro Neto through injury.

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