0215 GMT March 03, 2021
The Portugal international was in potent form for Jürgen Klopp’s team before sustaining the injury in the Champions League dead-rubber against FC Midtjylland on December 9, the Guardian reported.
His absence has been sorely felt with Liverpool struggling for goals and facing a fight to finish in the top four following the derby defeat by Everton on Saturday, the Reds’ fourth home league defeat in succession.
Jota, who had scored nine goals in 17 appearances for Liverpool following his £41-million arrival from Wolves, hopes to receive the all-clear to rejoin team training on Wednesday. The trip to Sheffield United on Sunday may come too soon for the 24-year-old’s comeback, although he could be in contention for the home game against Chelsea on March 4.
Liverpool is waiting to discover the full extent of the groin injury that forced Jordan Henderson off against Everton but fears the captain faces an extended time out of action.
The Premier League champion, meanwhile, is also waiting to discover where the Champions League last-16 second leg against RB Leipzig will be held. Anfield appears unlikely because of the quarantine restrictions that would have an impact on the German club and, while venues in the Netherlands and Belgium are under consideration, a return to Budapest – where Liverpool won the first leg 2-0 last week – remains a possibility.