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Jurgen Klopp says Jota has 'tiny chance' to face Crystal Palace

Tue 18 May 2021 | 15:55

Liverpool could climb into the Premier League's top-four for the first time in the last three month with a win against Burnley on Wednesday night and Jürgen Klopp hopes to have his 24-year-old striker in a crucial game against Crystal Palace.

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boss Jurgen Klopp says further examines on Diogo Jota's injury have been encouraging, and he is set to be fully prepared for Portugal's Euro 2020 squad.

"

The swelling went down and it looked better than the first scan. So it's a tiny chance for the weekend,

" said Jurgen Klopp

"But good news for Portugal and Diogo himself, the Euros are not in danger. We will see if it's good enough for us."

Gareth Southgate will name 26 men for Euro 2020 next Tuesday, and there are still doubts about whether Southgate will call up Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Alexander-Arnold has been one of Liverpool's brightest stars this season. In the recent game against West Brom, he sent a memorable corner to Alisson Becker, which led to the Reds' last-minute win.

"

This was a world-class corner, not the first, hopefully not the last of Trent,

" said Klopp.

"Nat Phillips could have scored if he had left his eyes open. If Ali had missed the ball I think Sadio was in a quite interesting position, that's how good the corner was.

"We shouldn't take these things for granted. We saw brilliant players, world-class players, in decisive moments delivering rather average set-pieces as it is quite common in the last seconds of the game there is a free-kick or a corner.

"The corner, the cross made it happen - Ali had only to put his head on it but he did that quite well."

"

He played a good season. He had a problem in that he played with roundabout 20-odd different centre-half pairings, which is just tricky,

" he added.

"He is still a young player, he has a much bigger part in organising the last line than he had previously.

"It means from a young, world-class talent to a defensive organiser is a step but he did that as well so yes, he is in a good moment and long may it continue for us.

"Without Trent's game - not only his - we would be in a different place."

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