Full Liverpool squad available against Fulham as four injured and in-form forward doubtful
Liverpool forward Diogo Jota After scoring the game-winning goal against Tottenham, was given a “doubtful” rating.
Due to his ongoing back ailment, Liverpool attacker Diogo Jota has been given the status of “doubtful” for Wednesday night’s Premier League matchup against Fulham.
On Sunday afternoon, Jota, 26, came off the bench to help Liverpool win a thrilling 4-3 decision over Tottenham. The Reds are currently considering a backup plan, since the Portugal international has been unable to train since his heroics at Anfield.
Straight back in action at the same venue, Liverpool have four certain injury absentees for the Fulham game as Jurgen Klopp and his backroom staff continue to monitor Jota in the build-up.
Naby Keita, Roberto Firmino, Stefan Bajcetic and Acacemy starlet Calvin Ramsey are those missing with various concerns.
Jota initially picked up his back problem during the West Ham victory. However, while his preparations for Tottenham were impacted, the former Wolves player still managed to make a telling contribution when he was summoned from the dugout to score a dramatic added-time winner.
It was his fifth goal in four Premier League outings. Speaking about Jota in his press conference, Klopp said: “Diogo is struggling [back issue]. Couldn’t train for Spurs, but played and he hasn’t trained since. He’s a doubt, but I hope he recovers.”
Liverpool have also been rocked by the news that midfielder Thiago has been ruled out of the last five games of the season and will undergo surgery on a troublesome hip problem.
The 32-year-old has already missed a significant number of games this campaign due to a variety of issues. He spent six weeks on the sidelines after pulling up with a hamstring issue during August’s trip to Fulham before being ruled out for two months between February and April due to a hip flexor problem.
Here’s the full Liverpool squad for Wednesday night’s Premier League meeting with Fulham (8pm);
Goalkeepers: Adrian, Alisson Becker, Caoimhin Kelleher.
Defenders: Andy Robertson, Joel Matip, Joe Gomez, Ibrahima Konate, Kostas Tsimikas, Nat Phillips, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk.
Midfielders: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arthur Melo, Curtis Jones, Fabinho, Fabio Carvalho, Harvey Elliott, James Milner, Jordan Henderson.
Forwards: Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez, Mohamed Salah, Luis Diaz.
Doubtful: Diogo Jota.
Sidelined: Calvin Ramsay, Thiago, Naby Keita, Roberto Firmino, Stefan Bajcetic.