Diogo Jota reveals “strange injury” which kept him out for four months

The forward recently returned to action for The Reds.

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Portuguese forward Diogo Jota has recently returned to action for Liverpool, giving his team a much needed option up front.

Jota had been injured for four months and unfortunately was unable to play for Portugal in the World Cup in Qatar as a result.

Jota spoke candidly to Liverpool’s official website about his injury and his recovery.

“I had a strange calf injury. They said to me they hadn’t seen it before, most of the people, so we needed to ask for the help of some specialists as well to try to get over it, and of course to give it a bit more time because of the complexity and just to be safe.”

Jota admits that Liverpool’s poor form during his absence increased his feelings of frustration at not being able to play.

“But yeah, it was very hard, a long time. The results, to be honest, didn’t help as well so it was very frustrating to see things happening and not be able to help in any way, well, apart from the dressing room talks but [not] on the field.

“But yeah, it’s over now, I am back and I want to finish the season available to start with and then obviously if I can help, even better.”

Jota hopes to contribute to the team with goals and assists for the remainder of the season as Liverpool chase a finish in the European places.

The forward discussed his emotional return to the pitch against Everton earlier this month.

“It was a very special moment when I came back from injury against Everton – I really felt blessed to have that moment when I first stepped on the pitch. I know they [the supporters] like me and hopefully I can deliver on the pitch.”

 

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