Jurgen Klopp issues injury update on star Liverpool pair ahead of FA Cup semi-final



 

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Diogo Jota has a ‘good chance’ of being fit for the FA Cup Semi-final clash with Manchester City on Saturday afternoon, after the Portuguese forward suffered a scare against Benfica.

The Reds fought to a 3-3 draw against the Portuguese side at Anfield in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie, which was enough to go through on aggregate and book their place in the semi-finals against perennial underdogs Villareal.

And just three days later they have another semi-final as they look to keep their quadruple hopes alive, as they face Manchester City in the FA cup semi-final, a week after the 2-2 draw played out between the sides.

Whichever side loses will end their hopes of history, with Manchester City gunning for a treble and Liverpool themselves going for the unprecedented quadruple, having already lifted the EFL Cup in February.

And the Reds will be boosted by the return of both Jota and Mohamed Salah, both of who seemed to pick up knocks against the Portuguese League outfit.

‘Diogo (Jota) has a good chance he will be all right, but we need to have a closer look tomorrow. That’s it.” It looks like Mo Salah will be fine, he also picked up a knock on Wednesday night’, Klopp told the media ahead of the game.

Manchester City face their own injury issues

There could be more good news for Liverpool fans as both Kevin De Bruyne and Kyle Walker were forced off from their hard-fought Champions League quarter-final against Atletico Madrid, with what appeared to be ankle injuries.

‘We played three days ago, travelled, came here, have a lot of injuries now and I don’t know what will happen in the next weeks’, Guardiola admitted after the draw that sent his side through on aggregate.

‘We cannot play all the time and score four or five goals, we are human beings – we come from a difficult game against Liverpool.’

‘We are in big trouble.’

Such turmoil will come as music to Liverpool supporters’ ears.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 31 52 74
2 Liverpool FC 31 57 73
3 Chelsea FC 30 41 62
4 Tottenham Hotspur 31 19 57
5 Arsenal FC 30 9 54
6 West Ham United 32 9 51
7 Manchester United 31 7 51
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 32 5 49
9 Leicester City 29 -3 40
10 Crystal Palace 31 3 37
11 Brighton & Hove Albion 31 -9 37
12 Aston Villa 31 -4 36
13 Brentford FC 32 -9 36
14 Southampton FC 31 -15 36
15 Newcastle United 31 -20 34
16 Leeds United 32 -30 33
17 Everton FC 30 -19 28
18 Burnley FC 30 -19 24
19 Watford FC 31 -31 22
20 Norwich City 31 -43 21
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 20
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 17
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 15
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 13
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur 12
Toney, Ivan Brentford FC 12
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 12
De Bruyne, Kevin Manchester City 11
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 11
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 10
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 10
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 10
Raphinha Leeds United 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 10
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 9
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 9
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 9
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 9
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 9
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 9





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