Liverpool’s Diogo Jota faces late fitness test before Fulham after injury in Champions League


Diogo Jota faces a late fitness test before Liverpool’s Premier League match at Fulham on Sunday. Jurgen Klopp revealed that Jota picked up a knock in the Champions League draw with FC Midtjylland in midweek, and will have to be assessed before the game at Craven Cottage. 

The left-back Kostas Tsimikas also faces a fitness test after playing in midweek, but Liverpool are boosted by the return to training of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

“Kostas, we have to see,” Klopp said. “Diogo got a knock as well. Oxlade is in normal training, but nobody else is coming back, I’m afraid.”

Alisson Becker could return in goal after his recent hamstring injury. Irish goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher has deputised well in the Brazilian’s absence, but his run in the starting team looks set to end this weekend. 

“Alisson will return to training today, and if he can come through the session OK, then he can play,” the manager said.

Joe Gomez, Thiago Alcantara, Xherdan Shaqiri, James Milner and of course Virgil van Dijk remain out of contention. 

More to follow…

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