Date: 25th February 2021 at 10:30am
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Liverpool journalist Joe Rabinowitz has been sharing his thoughts on the return of Reds Diogo Jota from injury. 

This comes after Rabinowitz recently made an appearance on the episode of the Liverpool Echo’ Blood Red Podcast where he spoke about a number of topics concerning the Merseyside .

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On the subject of Jota and his return from injury after the winger was recently involved in the Reds’ latest training session, Rabinowitz had this to say on the matter. (10.18)

He said: “I think we need to be a bit careful and not presume that just because Jota’s fit again he comes straight back in and solves all the problems because I don’t think he will.

“Not least because he doesn’t have match sharpness, he’s been out for nearly three months now since the Midtjylland game, so he obviously will bring quality and variety back to the , but I think just to kind of measure our expectations with him because it might be a while before we see the pre-injury version of Jota again.”

Liverpool signed Jota back in the previous summer transfer window from fellow Premier side Wolverhampton Wanderers for a fee of £40.23 million.

Since arriving at , the 24-year-old, who is currently valued at £36 million, has made 17 appearances for the Reds in which he managed to score an impressive nine goals (per Transfermarkt).

Back in December, the winger picked a knee injury that has kept him out of action since.

TIF Thoughts on Joel Rabinowitz’s comments on Jota and his return from injury…

Given how Jota has been out of action for such a long period of time it’s sensible of Rabinowitz, in our view, to suggest that Jota will take time before he gets back to full speed when he is ready to start playing again.

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Taking into account his impressive goalscoring tally he racked up before he got injured, and the fact that Liverpool have only managed to score two goals in their previous four league games, Klopp will undoubtedly be hoping that Jota will be able to provide a boost for the team in from of goal when he becomes available.