• Liverpool defeated Man City 1-0 at Anfield in the league
  • Diogo Jota suffered the injury just before the full-time whistle
  • Jota is set to undergo scans Monday

Liverpool FC boss Jurgen Klopp has provided an update on injured Diogo Jota after his side's 1-0 win over Manchester City.

While Liverpool secured three crucial points in the Premier League on Sunday, they suffered a massive setback too when their forward Jota was stretchered off the field just before the full-time whistle.

The exact extent of the injury was not known but Klopp seemed concerned about the situation during his post-match conference Sunday.

"Diogo, I wish I wouldn't have to talk about it. I saw it on the side of the screen, I am the first who saw it. When I saw he goes down and there was not a lot of contacts, you can see a little bit that somebody kicks his foot and maybe the muscle got overstretched, 96 minutes, that's not good for the muscle. He felt it immediately and now we have to wait to see how bad it is," Klopp told reporters.

The Athletic's soccer correspondent David Ornstein reported that Jota's calf injury could be serious, putting the Portuguese winger's FIFA World Cup participation in doubt. Jota is set to undergo scans Monday.

"Liverpool forward Diogo Jota set for a scan today on calf injury suffered in the victory over Man City. Fears the issue is serious & may put 25yo's Qatar WorldCup 2022 participation with Portugal in doubt," the English journalist tweeted.

Jota, easily one of the standout performers for Liverpool against Manchester City, showed some excellent defensive skills, won the ball a number of times and tackled very well. The left-winger even created a number of chances, including a header that was blocked by opponent goalkeeper Ederson in the second half.

A long injury layoff for Jota would not be good news for Liverpool, who are already without Luis Diaz for the remainder of the year.

Jota missed the beginning of the campaign due to a hamstring injury reoccurrence during the Reds' pre-season tour. The winger first sustained the injury while on international duty with Portugal during their Nations League fixture against Switzerland in June.

Diogo Jota of Liverpool
Diogo Jota of Liverpool in action during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Liverpool at American Express Community Stadium on November 28, 2020 in Brighton, England. Getty Images/Mike Hewitt

The injury returned ahead of Liverpool's pre-season match against Crystal Palace in Singapore.

After missing nine games for Liverpool at the beginning of the 2022-23 season, Jota returned to action in the Reds' goalless draw against Everton at Goodison Park in September.

Jota is yet to score a goal having made eight competitive appearances for Liverpool this term. But he has assisted five goals.