DIOGO JOTA was sent off at the end of Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Manchester City and is now in doubt for the World Cup.
The 25-year-old Portugal international seemed overwhelmed as he passed the ball in added time at Anfield.
A long delay ensued before the striker was finally taken off the field on a stretcher.
And with just a month to go before the World Cup, Portugal will now be chewing their fingernails over their availability for the tournament.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will also be concerned after it was revealed earlier this month that Luis Diaz is likely to be out until December.
That leaves the Reds with Darwin Nunez, Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Fabio Carvalho as forward options.
Harvey Elliott can also hover between midfield and attacking positions.
Jota has not scored in eight games for Liverpool so far this season.
But he was capped 29 times by the Portugal national team and scored 10 times for his country.
Meanwhile, Liverpool put in their best performance of the season to beat Manchester City.
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Salah’s second-half strike earned Klopp’s men all three points as they ended Man City’s unbeaten start to the campaign.
The result puts Liverpool in eighth place in the Premier League table, six points adrift of the top four.
They next meet West Ham at home on Wednesday before traveling to Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6456408/diogo-jota-stretchered-off-world-cup-liverpool-man-city/ Diogo Jota has been on the stretcher in worrying scenes at the end of the clash between Liverpool and Man City and has big doubts about the World Cup