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Jurgen Klopp admits another Liverpool ace has suffered same injury as Diogo Jota

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Kostas Tsimikas has also picked up a similar knee injury to Diogo Jota following Wednesday's Champions League clash with Midtjylland.

Jota's injury has been the talk of the town this week after it emerged the in-form star would be out for around two months.

Klopp was quizzed on the Portuguese star before tonight's clash with Fulham at Craven Cottage.

And the Liverpool boss confirmed the news that Jota would miss a significant chunk of games in the coming weeks.

However, Klopp also revealed that Tsimikas, who was also brought in this summer, had suffered a similar problem in the 1-1 draw in Denmark in midweek.

"It's worse than we first thought and better than we then thought,"Klopp told Sky Sports.

"All the potential surgeons had a look on it, no surgery needed. But he will be out for a while. We don't know exactly but one-and-a-half, two months. We don't know exactly. It's pretty similar with Kostas Tsimikas, by the way. Unbelievable.

"It was first after the game. We saw the situation when he got it; him himself, nobody would have thought something happened there.

"We got him off the pitch and he said 'I feel a little bit' and next day, scans and then a surgeon has to look at it.

"That's how we do it, different information. In the end, it's strange but we were happy that we heard the final diagnosis."

Jota has hit the ground running since his summer switch from Wolves.

And Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish has been impressed by Jota's instant impact at the club.

Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Dalglish said: "For Diogo to come in and score as freely as he has done and to make such an impact, not always having played the full game, will do him a world of good.

"The belief he'll have in himself and the confidence supporters will have in him too.

"It's important when someone comes in and settles straight away, for the player and the club, just look at the contribution he has made."

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