Premier League side Liverpool have received a blow ahead of the league resumption after striker Diogo Jota was forced to return to the club from international duty earlier than expected.
The former Wolves man has been struggling with an undisclosed issue which saw him sit out the weekend win over Qatar and was allowed to return to England ahead of his country's win over Luxembourg on Tuesday night.
There are reports that the player is a huge doubt for the Red's weekend clash against Watford having been placed on an individual training regime with his country. The move is the latest setback for manager Jurgen Klopp who is sweating on the fitness of Alisson, Fabinho, and Curtis Jones.
The Brazilian contingent is a doubt for Klopp too for the game as they are expected to play for their country on Friday before taking on Watford a day later in what might be too much for them as Klopp seek to ease fatigue amongst his players.
There is at least some good news for the Reds, with Trent Alexander-Arnold having returned to full training.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is back in #LFC training but Diogo Jota will be assessed ahead of Watford after being released by Portugal. It's not looking great for Alisson and Fabinho, either.https://t.co/xUZP1bgdGp— Paul Gorst (@ptgorst) October 12, 2021