Man City gave Premier League lead as Liverpool share Diogo Jota injury update

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Your morning headlines in Liverpool on Thursday, February 17.

Man City get Premier League game boost Liverpool are hoping for

Manchester City produced a ruthless display in the first leg of their clash with Sporting CP on Tuesday, earning a 5-0 victory in Lisbon.

This means that barring a miracle at the Etihad Stadium on March 9, City are in the hat.

It is also possible that this progress will have an impact on the Premier League title race.

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Although City have a quality squad, after the sale of Ferran Torres in January and the departure of Sergio Aguero before the campaign, they are a smaller group of senior players than Pep Guardiola was used to. to work.

As a result, City will surely rest tired numbers when Sporting visit, meaning fixtures around that second leg could see the Premier League leaders in better condition than they otherwise would have been.

This may not be the best news for Liverpool as two of City’s most grueling encounters come at Sporting.

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Jurgen Klopp provides injury update on Diogo Jota after Liverpool substituted in Inter Milan win

Jurgen Klopp has said Diogo Jota will be assessed on Thursday after suffering an ankle ligament injury in the 2-0 win over Inter Milan.

The Portugal international was ruled out at half-time for victory at the San Siro on Wednesday night before substitute Roberto Firmino headed in the opener against the Italian champions.

Mohamed Salah scored the number 24 goal of his campaign to double the advantage late in the game as the Reds got firmly under control ahead of the return leg at Anfield next month.

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Despite the positives, however, Klopp confirmed Jota was taken off as a precaution after picking up an ankle injury.

“I’m really happy with everything except that Diogo must have left with something around the ankle ligament, we don’t know exactly,” Klopp told BT Sport after the game.

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