Jurgen Klopp confirms huge Liverpool injury blow ahead of West Ham United game

Liverpool have momentum after beating Manchester City but they have injury concerns ahead of West Ham.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Diogo Jota, stretched off late on against Manchester City-will not be part of Wednesday night’s game against West Ham United.

The Reds though will go into the game full of confidence after a priceless 1-0 win against rivals Manchester City over the weekend.

The nature of the win was quite impressive for Jurgen Klopp’s side given they were without some of their key players including Colombian Luis Díaz and Naby Keita, while Trent Alexander-Arnold could only play the last minutes.

Diego Jota who was one of the heroes from the win against Pep Guardiola’s side was stretched off late on in the game, and Jurgen Klopp has confirmed he doesn’t know how long the Portuguese star will be out for.

The German manager however confirmed the game against West Ham would be soon to have him back.

Klopp told reporters: “I wish I didn’t have to talk about it. There’s not a lot of contact and maybe the muscle got overstretched. Now we have to wait to see how bad it is.”

Klopp himself is still waiting to find out from the Premier League board whether he would be allowed to be on the touch line for the West Ham game after being sent off against City.

But he would be delighted that his striker Mohamed Salah was on the score-sheet again and showed his best form of the campaign so far.

Another Liverpool player who was impressive was Virgil van Dijk, the Dutch defender’s form had been a huge cause for concern- but against City, he was back to his best and Klopp will be delighted with that.

West Ham will arrive at Anfield at the back of a 1-1 draw with Southampton.