Diogo Jota is at risk of lacking Liverpool’s Premier League conflict with Watford on Saturday after choosing up an damage on worldwide obligation with Portugal.
The ahead has not been coaching with the remainder of his worldwide teammates in current days and missed a 3-0 win over Qatar on the weekend by way of damage.
Jota may even be despatched again to England earlier than the top of the worldwide break if he isn’t match sufficient to play towards Luxembourg on Tuesday evening.
“He educated some time in the past, elevated the depth right this moment with Joao Brito, however he did not prepare with us,” Portugal head coach Fernando Santos stated in his pre-match press convention.
“The likelihood might be little. I will speak to him, see how he feels. If we see that he has any circumstances to be on the bench after which are available, that is nice.
“If we do not, we can’t take the danger with a participant who hasn’t been in a position to prepare with us for a very long time. ‘I will make the choice shortly, and if he cannot play, he’ll head to Liverpool.”
Portugal might be hoping Jota is match to play the essential World Cup qualifier. They’re presently sat second of their group, one level behind Serbia however with a sport in hand.
Jota has grow to be a key a part of Liverpool’s assault this season after an injury-plagued 2020/21 marketing campaign. He is made six Premier League begins to this point this yr, and has three objectives to his title.
The 24-year-old has displaced Roberto Firmino in the midst of Liverpool’s frontline. The Reds presently sit second within the Premier League desk, one level behind leaders Chelsea, and are among the many final remaining undefeated groups in Europe this season.