‘Unfortunately for me’ - Liverpool star declares when he will be back to full fitness

Diogo Jota will miss Liverpool’s opening Premier League fixture against Fulham with a hamstring injury.

Diogo Jota is hopeful he will be back fit for Liverpool ‘in a few more weeks’.

The striker, who has signed a new contract at Anfield until 2027, has been absent for the past few weeks with a hamstring injury.

Jota suffered a recurrence of a setback he first felt while on international duty with Portugal in June.

As a result, he’s played just once for the Reds in pre-season and was left on Merseyside for the training camp in Austria.

Jota will be absent for Jurgen Klopp’s side’s opening 2022-23 Premier League fixture - a trip to Fulham on Saturday.

But he believes he won’t be sidelined for too much longer.

What’s been said

Speaking to the club website, Jota said: “Unfortunately for me, I had an upset in this pre-season because I got injured [in the] last game of the season playing with Portugal.

“So I was coming back in this pre-season, I felt it a little bit again. So it will be a few more weeks, I would say.

“When you fight for everything, like we did last year, you just want to do it again and to do it better, because it’s possible.

“That drive is in me and I know it’s in my team-mates and all the staff. We have everything to fight for those titles out there.”