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The Carabao Cup final takes a devastating blow for Liverpool when Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah go down with injuries.

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Mohamed Salah and Diogo Jota’s injuries dealt a major blow to Liverpool’s chances of winning the Carabao Cup final.Liverpool

suffers a catastrophic setback in the Carabao Cup final as Mohamed Salah and Diogo Jota both go down with injuries.Diogo Jota is hopeful about making a return to action this season despite Liverpool’s anxious wait for word on the striker’s knee injury.

Liverpool will eagerly await news on the precise severity of Diogo Jota’s injury, which could keep him out for as long as two months.There will be no Carabao Cup final on Sunday against Chelsea after the Portugal international hurt his knee in Saturday’s 4-1 win over Brentford. To have a better idea of how bad the problem is, the club is waiting for more tests.During the first half, as both teams battled for dominance at the Gtech Stadium, Jota suffered an injury as a result of a collision with Bees midfielder Christian Norgaard. Afterwards, Jota departed from west London while sporting a knee brace.

 

Upon the former Wolves forward’s stretchered departure and subsequent replacement by Mohamed Salah, Liverpool momentarily held a five-point lead atop the Premier League. A 5-0 win for Arsenal away to Burnley later that day clinched everything.

 

Even though Jota’s injury is not considered life-threatening, he is still hopeful about playing in Klopp’s final weeks at Anfield, which may be a major advantage for the Reds in their championship race.After suffering a terrible calf injury in the dying seconds of Portugal’s 1-0 win over Manchester City in October 2022, which prevented him from competing in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Jota is hell-bent on making up for lost time at the European Championships.

 

Jota will undergo further testing on Monday after undergoing an initial scan over the weekend. Jurgen Klopp and his squad will reunite at the AXA Training Centre on Tuesday in preparation for a huge week that begins on Wednesday with a home match against Luton Town at Anfield.

 

Despite indications in Portugal on Sunday night indicating he would likely miss two months of action, Jota could make an appearance for the Reds as they continue to fight on four fronts in the closing weeks of the season.Liverpool has so far avoided commenting on how long the prolific attacker could be out with an injury, but further research will determine an exact duration of his absence.

 

When asked about the injuries sustained by Brentford players, Klopp said, “Diogo looks probably the worst.” I didn’t watch it myself, but I heard the pictures weren’t good. We have to visit the place and watch.

 

The brilliant header that set up Darwin Nunez to score on Saturday was Jota’s sixth goal and fourth assist in as many games since making his hamstring injury return on Boxing Day against Burnley.Curtis Jones, who hurt his ankle in Liverpool’s savage battle against Thomas Frank’s Bees, had an initial scan on Sunday and is now waiting for word on whether he can play at Wembley.

 

Jones, who left the stadium on crutches and wearing a protective boot, is another injury concern ahead of Sunday’s big encounter against Chelsea at the national stadium in London.

 

“Curtis took a blow to the lower part of his shin, just above the ankle,” Klopp announced. We will look into the implications of that. That was his gut feeling, though he couldn’t be sure. Since Curtis would have continued playing regardless of the expense, his inability to do so suggests a problem.Egyptian media outlets have reported that Mohamed Salah’s muscular problem, which had kept him out of action for nearly a month until his 19th goal of the season in a substitute appearance on Saturday, has reappeared.

 

After scoring twice in a New Year’s Day friendly against Newcastle, Salah missed last month’s Africa Cup of Nations match against Ghana with a muscle injury. This was his first start for the Reds since then. In order to start working on Salah’s individually tailored training program, Liverpool’s rehabilitation staff had to fly him back from the Ivory Coast.

 

During an interview with the Egyptian channel OnTimeSports, TV host Ahmed Shoubir broke the bad news that Salah had sustained two injuries: one at the conclusion of Liverpool’s match against Brentford and another during the national team’s training camp. Not even Salah will suit up for Liverpool’s Premier League match against Luton Town this coming Saturday. From what I can see, the news is mostly true, but I really hope it isn’t.As is usual for players recovering from injuries, Salah will be evaluated when the team arrives for training. During Tuesday’s press conference, Klopp will address the Luton visit and give an update.

 

 

 

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