Diogo Jota is set to return to action for Liverpool FC against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley Stadium
Thiago reaches Liverpool milestone with start against Leeds
Diogo Jota had a successful training session on Wednesday after fearing a serious injury following the Reds’ Champions League game at Inter. It’s a promising step in Jota’s overall recovery and an indicator that all systems are ready for him to head to Wembley and take part in the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea.
Jota played a key role in landing the Reds in the final, scoring both goals in Liverpool’s 0-2 second leg win at the Emirates Stadium. His 12 Premier League goals are sandwiched between Sadio Mane’s 11 and Mo Salah’s 19 lead in the Premier League Golden Boot race. Diogo’s return will surely be welcome and hopefully impactful against a tough Chelsea side.
I don’t expect Diogo Jota to be fit to play a full 90 minutes on Sunday, so expect Luis Diaz to continue to make an impact, especially while Roberto Firmino is nursing an injury. Thankfully, the depth of the Reds has gotten much stronger since the transfer deadline.
Not too long ago an injured Firmino and recovering Jota would be cause for panic, now the Reds have a litany of full-strength options, and even when weakened they can offer a strong front. leading attack.
The midfielder is at his strongest in recent memory with Harvey Elliott and Thiago finally healthy while Fabinho has a career year.
The defense is world-class, just a year away from several deep issues.
Life is good for the Reds right now. They are three points behind in the Premier League and hold the goal differential over Manchester City. They have a lead over Inter by bringing their Champions League draw to Anfield. They are favorites to win a trophy on Sunday, and at full strength this team can win even more this year.