Liverpool forward Diogo Jota’s foot injury is not as bad as first feared and the striker has an outside chance of playing in the club’s final game of the season, manager Jurgen Klopp said on Tuesday.
Jota was injured in Liverpool’s 4-2 win over Manchester United last week and Klopp had earlier said that the Portuguese, who has scored 13 goals in all competitions, would not play again this season.
That prognosis has brightened considerable after Jota underwent a second scan on his foot and there is now no danger of him missing the upcoming European Championship.
“For Diogo, the swelling went down and it looked better than first scan, so it’s a tiny chance for the weekend. ” Klopp told a news conference ahead of Liverpool’s penultimate game of the season at Burnley on Wednesday.
“It’s good news for Portugal and Diogo for the Euros. We will see if it’s good enough for us.”