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Liverpool's Jota could miss the Fulham match as Alisson set to return

Fri 11 December 2020 | 15:07

Jurgen Klopp handed Liverpool’s injury update during his pre-match conference ahead of their away Premier League game at Fulham.

Alisson

has missed

Liverpool’s

last three games due to a hamstring injury as

Caoimhin Kelleher

filled his place. The Brazilian is set to return ahead of the Reds’ Fulham clash as Jota is a doubt due to a knock he picked in Liverpool’s Champions League draw at Denmark.

Reds were able to rest some of their first-team players during their Champions League game against

Midtjylland

, as they had already secured their group’s first spot, but

Jota

and

Kostas Tsimikas

picked up minor injuries and they would be assessed ahead of the weekend’s fixture.

“Ali will train today, and if he trains and it is all fine, then he can play.”

Klopp

said in his pre-match conference.

James Milner

,

Xherdan Shaqiri

, and

Thiago Alcantara

will miss the Fulham clash, along with long-term absentees

Virgil van Dijk

and

Joe Gomez

.

Meanwhile,

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

might be able to make his first squad appearance of the season after a knee injury.

Klopp said:

“We had a game two days ago, and after the game we had some niggles, I would say. The diagnosis is not fully done.

“Kostas, we have to see. Diogo, we have to see. He got a knock as well. That’s it from the game, I think.

“Apart from that, Oxlade is in training for a week or so and now he is in full training. We will see. The situation probably demands that we use him as soon as possible, but I don’t know if the weekend is that moment.

“Nobody else is coming back, I’m afraid.”

About the returning midfielder,

Klopp

added:

“Long [time] eh? I still remember the situation where it happened in training. A normal challenge, one gets up and the other does not.

“Tough time for him, but the sun has been shining for him for a month or two because he’s been doing all the necessary rehab, and he has been on the pitch with the ball. Now he’s with the team, great for him, great for us.

“We cannot and will not rush it, but when he’s been long enough in normal team training, then of course he immediately becomes an option.”


source: SportMob