Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota of Liverpool are working hard to make their comeback after long-term ailments
The strikers had been sidelined for months, with Diaz injuring himself in October before Jota was ruled out of the World Cup.
Jurgen Klopp has had to deal with the absence of two of his important players this season as the faltering Reds continue to struggle with injuries.
They are, however, getting closer to full fitness after working hard on their rehabilitation.
How long will Luis Diaz be out?
Diaz is anticipated to remain absent until March after suffering a setback.
He suffered the injury during a 3-2 loss to Arsenal in October, and it forced him to miss the rest of the season.
Liverpool were given hope for his comeback after two months away when he was named to their team for their training camp in Dubai.
He was sent home early, though, when Klopp stated that he had an incident in training.
“It’s evident it’s a tremendous disappointment for all of us, and for him as well,” stated the Reds manager.
Diaz, on the other hand, offered an optimistic report on his fitness on social media.
There hasn’t been an update in a long time, and with Diaz certain to miss the forthcoming Champions League match against Real Madrid, there have been rumors that he could be left out of Liverpool’s Champions League team for the rest of the season.
If he is, it would imply that he has little chance of returning by March.
How long will Diogo Jota be out?
Jota, on the other hand, is scheduled to be out until late February.
The attacker was stretchered off in injury time against Manchester City earlier this season at the Etihad Stadium.
This led him to miss the World Cup with Portugal as his spot in the squad was eliminated.
Despite this, the club has published an update claiming that Jota is making “excellent progress” in his recovery program.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp also provided an update on his forward’s fitness, adding, “I don’t know exactly how long.
“He looks extremely well, he’s out there on the pitch, he’s doing a lot of stuff now, but he needs a few more weeks.”
Klopp was also questioned if Jota would be available for Liverpool’s crucial Champions League match against Real Madrid on February 21.
“From my perspective, certainly,” he responded, “but I’m not sure.”
Jota’s latest return date is set to be in time for Liverpool’s trip to St James’ Park to face Newcastle.
However, the Reds are still missing two of their key attacking players for the time being.