Liverpool will welcome Diogo Jota back to training at the AXA training facility next week after his knee brace came off this week, according to Anfield Central sources.
At the time of writing, the Portuguese forward has been missing from action for 39 days, as per Transfermarkt’s records, and his absence has been felt viscerally.
Liverpool may have thrashed Crystal Palace 7-0 at Selhurst Park but since then, the Reds have scored just one goal in their last three Premier League games, drawing twice and slipping to defeat once.
Jota’s knee brace came off this week, reliable sources close to Anfield Central report. We’re now told that from the start of next week, Jota will begin indoor work as his return to the pitch nears.
In the same week that Virgil van Dijk began ball work on the pitch, Jota’s own rehab is set to ramp up with Liverpool hoping to get their new signing back onto the pitch.
The £40.2m acquisition from Wolves has scored nine goals this season and his movement, dribbling and unerring finishing have been sorely missed.
Liverpool will face Manchester United tonight as they aim to return to the top of the table after a period of form that has seen them throw away their stranglehold on the top spot in the Premier League.
With van Dijk and Jota both to return in the next couple months, Liverpool need to do their best to remain in the title race so that the two injured stars can drag them across the line when they return to full fitness.