Liverpool forward Diogo Jota will be out for two weeks and will miss Wednesday night’s crucial Merseyside derby, Jurgen Klopp revealed today.

Klopp confirmed Jota felt something after he scored Liverpool’s third goal against Fulham.

The Reds boss said: “Before the [Atalanta] game he didn’t start, he had a knock … in the hip. He started last game and it was okay.

“It is not a big one, two weeks, pretty much nothing.”

Scans have now revealed an injury that will see Jota potentially sit out Liverpool’s games against West Ham and Tottenham as well as the Merseyside derby.

Klopp however hopes to have “a lot of fresh legs on the pitch” after fielding a much-rotated side on Sunday.

Jota has scored 10 goals in 21 Premier League appearances this season and will be a big miss for what Klopp describes as a “super important” derby.

Klopp said there were no other injury concerns as Liverpool seek to stay in the title race.

If Liverpool win on Wednesday night Klopp would become only the second manager in Liverpool’s history to win both his first and final game against Everton in the league.

The only manager to have achieved this before him is Sir Kenny Dalglish.

And the first manager to win 10 or more Merseyside derbies.

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