Klopp confirms Jota set for 'months' out of action

Diogo Jota faces "months" on the sidelines, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp confirmed on Tuesday.

The Portuguese forward was taken off with a knee injury just 44 minutes into the Reds' 4-1 win away at Brentford on Saturday.

He had been back for just seven Premier League matches after a muscle injury kept him out of action for the majority of December, and during those games he scored five goals and assisted another three.

Klopp revealed there will be no quick return this time, however, speaking in his press conference ahead of Liverpool's match against Luton at Anfield on Wednesday

"With Diogo, it will take months," he said.

"With injuries, you have important days; day five, day 10 is then when you judge the situation again because nobody reacts in the same way and it depends on the pain level they still have.

"I couldn't give you a time frame, even if I wanted to, so that's how it is."