Jurgen Klopp explains Jota’s omission from first team
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp in his pre-match interview explains why Diogo Jota was benched against Rangers in the UCL.
Jota who missed the start of the season to injury has been in fine form after his return.
His omission from the first eleven to face Rangers came as a shock to many whiles many thought it was a tactical deployment by Klopp to rest him ahead of their big game against Man City over the weekend.
“We have to realise we are in the middle of a very busy period – we had to change. Diogo was meant to play but I had a call – he is on the bench.”
“It’s not about having an eye on Sunday. We have to realise we are in the middle of a very busy period.”
Klopp: “Diogo was not planned [to miss out], that’s why yesterday he was in the press conference. Then you get a call from the medical department and ‘maybe he can play but not too long’, oh great.”
Klopp: “Then we had to get someone else in who can play 90 minutes, that’s why he’s on the bench and is available.”
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