Diogo Jota has played his last game of the season for Liverpool after Jurgen Klopp confirmed he had picked up another injury.
Jota has enjoyed a productive first season at Anfield after moving from Wolves. He made an instant impact and scored in his first four Premier League appearances at Anfield. That was an unprecedented achievement in the club’s history.
He also scored a hat-trick in a Champions League group match against Atalanta as he continued to put pressure on Liverpool’s famous front three.
An injury he picked up in December kept him out for three months. However, he got back up to speed straight away.
In midweek, he scored Liverpool’s first goal in their 4-2 win at Manchester United. But it was his last goal of the season.
Speaking ahead of their match against West Bromwich Albion, Klopp confirmed that Jota was injured again and wouldn’t play again this season.
“No good thing without a bad thing – so, we won at Manchester United but Diogo got something with the bone,” Klopp told Sky Sports.
“Not too serious but serious enough to end the season. That’s it.”
Jota concludes his debut campaign in a red shirt with nine goals from 18 Premier League appearances. He also added four from nine in the Champions League and made two appearances without scoring in the EFL Cup.
Klopp has better news for duo
There is more positive news regarding two of Klopp’s midfielders, though. He revealed that James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are both nearing their returns.
“Oxlade is not in the squad, was ill a few days. We decided not to take him here just to give him now another session today that he is ready for Wednesday,” he added.
“Millie hopefully could be ready for Wednesday. We take what we get.”