Jurgen Klopp says will probably be a “shock” if Diogo Jota is accessible for Liverpool’s Boxing Day journey to Burnley.
The Portuguese has missed the Reds’ final eight video games resulting from a hamstring damage he suffered in opposition to Manchester Metropolis on the finish of November.
And regardless of taking essential steps in direction of a return this week, it does not appear to be he shall be again in time for the journey to Turf Moor.
Instantly after the 1-1 draw in opposition to Arsenal, Klopp mentioned: “I do not wish to rule anybody out now, we’ll see.
“He hasn’t skilled with the staff but, we solely have one actual session left, so will probably be a shock. However perhaps I will get a shock. Do not know.
“He did not practice with the staff however the session I noticed was very intense however I have not requested but who shall be obtainable and the medical division will now inform me if [Sunday].”
After shedding Kostas Tsimikas to a suspected damaged collarbone in opposition to Arsenal and with Andy Robertson nonetheless out after shoulder surgical procedure, Liverpool are dealing with one thing of an damage disaster at left again.
Klopp has instructed Joe Gomez will stay his deputy there as he did in opposition to the Gunners, however admits he’s uncertain if the Englishman can play each sport of a busy interval.
He added: “We’ll see. Can Joey play all of the upcoming video games till I do not know when Robbo comes again?
“Kostas is now positively out for some time. I do not know, we’ll need to see.
“I did not have time to consider it, however somebody will play the place, I am fairly certain.
“Generally you will have accidents and also you settle for all of them, however a damaged collarbone is actually unhealthy as a result of it simply takes a very long time.
“Similar as what Robbo had, one other damage, however it simply takes a very long time, as everyone knows. Everyone knows that in these moments we want happiness to get by means of.
“Now we have got Joey there and let’s wrap him up and ensure he is prepared for the sport.”
Children Luke Chambers (19) and Calum Scanlon (18) are Liverpool’s different fast choices at left-back.