Report: Liverpool star is over his injury, expected to step up his training return imminently
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Report: Liverpool star is over his injury, expected to step up his training return imminently

A report has delivered a positive injury update on Diogo Jota. The Liverpool forward has been out injured this pre-season.

This comes from the Telegraph. They claim that Diogo Jota has recovered from his hamstring injury and will step up his return to training imminently.

Jota hasn’t featured for the bulk of pre-season because of the hamstring injury. He missed the Community Shield as a result and won’t be fit to face Fulham in the Premier League opener, either.

Jurgen Klopp recently talked about Jota’s hamstring problem, in fact. He declared that things would ‘take a while’ and that the issue was more serious than first thought.

But it appears that the forward will be back soon. While he’s behind the rest of his teammates when it comes to preparation, Klopp should be able to call upon Jota before too long.

Positive injury update on Diogo Jota

Jota really didn’t need this injury to hit now, admittedly. It comes at a time when there’s a clear place in the first XI up for grabs, with Sadio Mané having left the club.

And Jota could well be the ideal man to replace what Mané brought to the side. He’s got the right versatility, certainly, and is more experienced than either Luis Diaz or Darwin Nunez.

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But it’s those two who are battling for places as Liverpool kick off the season. Jota is instead watching from the sidelines and it’ll be a good few weeks before he’s fully up to speed.

Fortunately, the 25-year-old appears to be ready to train again before the season starts. There was a worry that he’d be out for some time, after all, and that he’d miss at least the first few weeks.

Instead, we should see him back in the thick of things before August is out – and the battle for places will be firmly underway.

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