Liverpool have been in a torrid run of form and we can chalk a lot of the problems up to a string of unfortunate injuries. The Reds have been without some of their most important players in recent weeks and months. Some are edging back to availability. Diogo Jota returning to the Liverpool side comes at the perfect time with Roberto Firmino in torrid form.
The injury to Diogo Jota is surely one of the most frustrating episodes of this season.
The Portuguese star, signed from Wolves for £41m over the summer, was one of the brightest sparks at the start of Liverpool’s season.
In December the forward started a dead rubber tie against FC Midtjylland.
The Reds had already secured top spot, the Danes were resigned to last place.
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Yet the Portugal international started anyway and he picked up a knee injury which has kept him out for the past three months.
Torrid Firmino form
Liverpool have lost four games in a row at Anfield for the first time in nearly a century.
The Reds have scored just once in this poor run of form.
Roberto Firmino has been consistently wasteful in these games.
The Brazilian skewed a couple of half chances wide against Everton at the weekend and these missed opportunities proved decisive.
Jota returning at right time
This week will see Diogo Jota return to full training for the first time since his injury, according to The Mail.
It is thought that his return to training will come too early for him to feature against Sheffield United.
He should, however, be fit to face Chelsea in midweek.
Jota’s return to the side comes at the perfect time with Firmino misfiring.
The Brazilian could do with a game or two on the bench to get his head right and work on his game, he also needs to be reminded that his place in the starting side isn’t guaranteed.
We need a goalscorer through the middle, Jota scores goals – it is as simple as that.