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Knee injury has Jota’s status in question Fulham-Liverpool

Diogo Jota

Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp (L) talks to Liverpool’s Portuguese striker Diogo Jota as the player is replaced during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Leicester City at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on November 22, 2020. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by LAURENCE GRIFFITHS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

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Liverpool has Diogo Jota on its very busy injured list after the Portuguese playmaker suffered an injury at midweek in the UEFA Champions League.

Klopp said Friday that the “diagnosis is not fully done” on Jota, while reports Saturday claim that the Jota will miss Liverpool’s trip to Fulham on Sunday (start time 11:30am ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).

Jota, 24, arrived from Wolves in the most recent transfer window and has been an unqualified hit for the Anfield set.

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Boasting nine goals in 970 minutes for the Reds, Jota’s absence during any part of the Festive Fixtures would be a concern. Depth is key, even if there’s only one big opponent on the London-heavy docket of Fulham, Tottenham, Crystal Palace, West Brom, Newcastle, and Saints.

Liverpool’s 24 points are the joint-best total in the league, though Spurs are ahead of the Reds on five goals worth of differential and will play at Palace just before Fulham-Liverpool kicks off on NBCSN.

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