Diogo Jota dangers lacking Liverpool’s Premier League conflict with Watford on Saturday after struggling an damage in worldwide service with Portugal.
The ahead has not skilled with the remainder of his worldwide teammates in latest days and missed a 3-0 victory over Qatar this weekend by means of damage.
Jota might even be despatched again to England earlier than the top of the worldwide break if he will not be ok to play towards Luxembourg on Tuesday night time.
“He trained a while ago, increased the intensity today with Joao Brito, but he did not train with us,” Portugal head coach Fernando Santos mentioned at his pre-match press convention.
“The probability will be small. I’ll talk to him, see how he feels. If we see that he has any conditions to be on the bench and then come in, it’s good.
“If we don’t do this, we won’t take the chance with a participant who has not been capable of practice with us for a very long time.” I will make the decision soon, and if he can not play I will go to Liverpool. “
Portugal hope that Jota is appropriate to play the decisive World Cup qualifier. They are presently second of their group, one level behind Serbia however with a recreation in hand.
Jota has turn into a vital a part of Liverpool’s assault this season after an injury-plagued marketing campaign in 2020/21. He has made six Premier League begins thus far this yr and has three targets to his identify.
The 24-year-old has moved Roberto Firmino in the midst of Liverpool’s entrance line. The Reds are presently second within the Premier League desk, one level behind leaders Chelsea, and are among the many final undefeated groups in Europe this season.