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Jurgen Klopp appears to have gotten a timely injury boost this week, with Diogo Jota reportedly having returned to training after recovering from injury.
The Portuguese forward has been out of the game since injuring his knee in a 1-1 draw against FC Midtjylland in December and has been greatly missed ever since, as the Reds have struggled to find the bottom of the line. network since the turn of the year.
In the match prior to Jota’s injury, Liverpool beat Wolves 4-0 at Anfield to go to the top of the Premier League, so it’s clear to see the decline in their time out injured, as the Reds now sit sixth in the highest category, 19 points behind the leader Manchester City.
Of course, this can be attributed to the loss of several other first-team players, such as Joel Matip and Fabinho, to injuries in recent months, but there is no doubt that the Reds have struggled to advance in the absence of Jota.
Roberto Firmino ends six goals this season and has been guilty of missing chances in recent games, while Sadio Mane has barely scored a goal in the Premier League in 2021, which underlines that Mohamed Salah has been under a lot of pressure to contribute the goals in this Liverpool.
Therefore, having the £ 36 million Jota back in the squad is sure to be a huge boost for Klopp as he adds a much more scoring threat to his squad, and is arguably a better option than Divock Origi from the bench, as the Belgian has struggled to perform. this season. , with only two goals in the Carabao Cup to his name.
It also opens up the possibility of Liverpool returning to a 4-2-3-1 formation instead of 4-3-3, as it could definitely be suggested that their midfield has been too defensive in recent matches, so deploying to Jota or Firmino in Without a doubt, an offensive midfielder could increase your creativity and offensive performance.
At the beginning of the season, Pep Lijnders described He jacks like a “monster” in training, so hopefully the Portuguese winger will be able to quickly regain his match fitness and help propel the Reds back to the Premier League table.
And, in other news … LFC gave a great transfer blow with the central beast that “mistreated” Diego Costa