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Liverpool: Klopp reveals Jota injury in UCL clash

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Just as Diogo Jota was finding his rhythm at Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp has revealed an injury setback for the striker.

Liverpool striker Diogo Jota has suffered from an ankle issue during their Champions League last 16 clash against Inter Milan as per Jurgen Klopp.

During halftime at San Siro on Wednesday night, the Portuguese forward was replaced by Roberto Firmino.

It is an unfortunate obstacle for the Reds given their recent injury woes. Liverpool had just received several key players from injury and international duty.

Klopp told BT Sport: “I am happy with everything apart from Diogo [Jota] going off because of something around the ankle ligament.”

“He could play on so maybe that is a good sign. The ankle was swollen at the break so we had to change.”

Jota established himself as a reliable player in the absence of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. His absence will now make a significant impact on the Liverpool frontline.

Nevertheless, Klopp was satisfied with his side’s performance against the defensive Inter. He added: “It was perfect how the boys reacted.”

“All of them want to start. All my respect for Jordan Henderson’s performance today and Naby [Keita], who came on. Luis [Diaz] is so natural when he comes on so that is all very helpful.”

“Bobby Firmino needed time to get in the game because he got the balls in the most difficult areas. After he scored the goal you could see the confidence back and all of a sudden the ball was our friend again.”