Liverpool’s star Diogo Jota missed Portugal’s friendly win over Qatar and is also a doubt for their World Cup Qualifier against Luxembourg on today; he has been training separately while on international duty;

Diego Jota

Liverpool forward Diogo Jota could be sent home early from international duty as a muscle problem has prevented him from training with the rest of the squad.

Portugal coach, Fernando Santos admits Jota’s chances of being in the squad against Luxembourg in today’s World Cup qualifier are slim as he did not feature in the weekend friendly win over Qatar and is not fully involved with the squad.

This could put in doubt his availability for Liverpool’s match at Watford this weekend, a game which goalkeeper Alisson Becker and midfielder Fabinho could also miss as they are not due to arrive back in England from Brazil duty until late on Friday.

TVs and Audio Category

“He trained a while ago, increased the intensity today with (physio) Joao Brito, but he didn’t train with us,” Santos told his pre-match press conference.

“The probability will be little. I’ll talk to him and see how he feels”

“If we see that he is in any condition to be on the bench and then he can come in, that’s fine.

“If we don’t, we won’t take the risk with a player who hasn’t been able to train with us for a long time.

“If he cannot participate in the game, he goes back to Liverpool because, in these matters, clubs want to have players”

“They have confidence and know the quality of our clinical department, but if he can’t play tomorrow, it makes perfect sense for him to head to Liverpool.”

See also  The Owners of the 20 Premier League clubs and how controversial they are with fans
Men Smart Shoes