Liverpool ahead Diogo Jota is a doubt for this weekend’s FA Cup semi-final conflict with Manchester City.
Lower than per week after they met within the Premier League, Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp’s sides will face off as soon as once more, with this weekend’s prize a spot within the last of the FA Cup. City twice led in opposition to Liverpool final Sunday however ended up sharing the spoils, nevertheless, a winner should be determined on Saturday when the 2 groups lock horns as soon as extra.
Each side had been in Champions League motion on Wednesday night time and each managed to progress, which means they might but meet within the Champions League last. When requested about injury information ahead of Saturday’s Wembley outing, Klopp defined that his facet have one huge doubt ahead of the match.
“Diogo has a good chance he will be all right but we need to have a look tomorrow,” he defined. “That’s it.”
Mohamed Salah didn’t begin in opposition to Benfica on Wednesday however performed an element later within the game, and Klopp advised the press that this was all the time his plan. When requested concerning the 29-year-old, Klopp added: “Even if Mo would have scored four goals in the last game, he wouldn’t have started (vs Benfica).
“There is no story, only a necessity. Even he’s only a human being and there will be video games the place he cannot begin or is taken off and he hates that – that is clear.
“Some of the defending was a bit flat-footed and we’re waiting for offside. But in general, the intensity of the game (vs Benfica) showed it was right to make seven changes.”