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Liverpool boss Klopp concedes Jota injury concern; makes Community Shield admission

 


Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp concedes Diogo Jota is out of the Community Shield against Manchester City.

Klopp has confirmed Jota will not be fit to play their Community Shield clash later this month after suffering another hamstring injury in training.

Jota has travelled with the Reds squad to the Far East on their pre-season tour but pulled up with the problem having only just returned to training from a similar injury during Portugal duty last month.

The 25-year-old will undergo tests to discover the extent of the injury after being forced to sit out of their 2-0 friendly victory over Crystal Palace.

He had better news for goalkeeper Alisson, who pulled up during a training session.

"Ali has a chance for the game against Man City, Diogo not," he told the press.

"With Ali, it's nothing serious but we're preparing for the whole season. It's just not ideal. He can't do goalie training with it and shouldn't play in this moment, but he can still do some other things.

"These things happen. Only a little thing but we have to be careful."

Before the game, Klopp also said of Jota: "He had an injury from the end of last season. He trained fully yesterday but got injured again. That's really not cool.

"Now we have to wait for the results. He had an assessment this morning so we will have to see. It's in the same area."

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