Diogo Jota drops Liverpool fitness hints ahead of Atalanta Europa League clash

After recovering from a knee injury, Liverpool forward Diogo Jota hinted that he might play against Atalanta in the Europa League quarterfinal match.

Diogo Jota drops Liverpool fitness hints ahead of Atalanta Europa League clash

Diogo Jota of Liverpool (Image: John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Diogo Jota, a forward for Liverpool, updated his fitness status on social media.

The Portuguese striker hasn’t played since being carted off during Liverpool’s 4-1 victory over Brentford in February due to a knee injury. Manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Jota has made progress toward his recovery, and the forward may play again against Atalanta on Thursday in the first leg of their Europa League quarterfinal match.

Jota was having a successful season for the Reds prior to his injury, having contributed to 18 goals in 28 games across all competitions. Prior to the match at Anfield on Thursday, Jota made a suggestion that a comeback was imminent.

Jota tagged the official Europa League account in a photo he posted to his Instagram story on Thursday while he was in training. The 27-year-old previously shared images from the AXA Training Center on Tuesday, including a smiling emoji and the caption, “Back.”

His return will give Liverpool much-needed momentum as they pursue a potential treble that includes titles in the Premier League and Europa League. The former Wolves forward was seen finishing the first of two training sessions on Wednesday. During his pre-game press conference, Jurgen Klopp provided an update on Trent Alexander-Arnold’s and Jota’s progress.

“It remains to be seen (if they can feature),” he remarked. Naturally, we took our time with the boys. We didn’t, but we can. That implies that they—especially Trent and Diogo—did a great deal of training on their own. collaborated as a team for two or three weeks. could perform extremely well in training.

To be honest, it looked really good yesterday. We must observe. Now that they are back in training, we must consider how to use and involve them.

It’s obvious that we need them, but we also need them in the best condition possible. We also want to impart some sort of rhythm to them. The guys are always difficult to reintegrate. However, given their quality, it ought to be a little simpler. We’ll put them to use over the coming days and weeks. That implies that I haven’t decided what to do tomorrow yet.

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