Liverpool to challenge Diogo Jota health replace forward of Champions League resolution

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Diogo Jota has every chance to help Liverpool in their quest to qualify for the Champions League.

Jota was initially expected to be out for the remainder of the season after contracting a foot problem in the 4-2 Premier League win at Manchester United earlier this month.

J├╝rgen Klopp announced, however, that before the 3-0 triumph in Burnley on Wednesday there was hope from outside that the Portuguese international could be available for the season finale at home at Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Jota, who originally wore protective boots until scans showed that the damage wasn’t as bad as initially feared, is now fully trained again.

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And in an interview with Liverpoolfc.com on Saturday, Reds boss Klopp said of Jota against Palace: “I don’t know yet. It all looked good and he will probably train today – that was the plan yesterday.

“And if he can train, we look at how he trains and then we make a decision as to whether he will be involved.”

Jordan Henderson, who has been sidelined with a groin problem since February, took part in team training on Friday and could be considered for banking.

Liverpool’s win over Palace would almost certainly secure a top four result and a Champions League qualification. The Reds are currently ahead of Leicester City in terms of goal difference in fourth place and one point behind third-placed Chelsea.

Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Ozan Kabak, Ben Davies and Naby Keita are all left out.

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