Diogo Jota says he’s reluctant to rush his way back from the ‘complicated’ knee injury he suffered earlier this month but hopes to return to action ‘as soon as possible’ in order to help Liverpool again.
The 24-year-old has had a barnstorming start to life on Merseyside since arriving from Wolves in the summer transfer window, scoring nine goals in his opening 17 appearances for the Merseyside giants.
The Portugal international told Liverpool’s official website he was not enjoying watching his team-mates play without being able to exert some influence, but that he was ‘doing well’ with his rehabilitation.
‘Now I am supporting from the outside it is not easy – it’s even harder when you need to suffer as a fan and you can do literally nothing to help the team on the field!’ he said.
‘But I’m doing my best to be back as soon as possible.
‘Things are going well but knee injuries are always complicated so we cannot rush things.
‘But I am doing well and I will be back on the field as soon as possible, like I say.’
The Reds sit three points clear of second-placed Tottenham after Roberto Firmino’s dramatic last-gasp winner at Anfield on Wednesday night.
In addition to Jota, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Konstantinos Tsimikas, Xherdan Shaqiri, James Milner and Thiago Alcantara are all still unavailable.