Diogo Jota was a topic before the Europa League: 'It's the perfect timing'

After an absence of nearly two months, Liverpool's forward Diogo Jota is poised for a potential return to the field in tonight's Europa League clash against Atalanta, likely as a substitute.

Diogo Jota was a topic before the Europa League: 'It's the perfect timing'
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After nearly two months away from the field due to injury, Diogo Jota is on the verge of making his comeback in tonight's Europa League match against Atalanta.

Although he's expected to start from the bench, his return to training without any restrictions earlier this week has been a significant boost for Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool's manager, shared his optimism about Jota's and Trent Alexander-Arnold's return to the team dynamics. "They trained a lot in a group, especially Diogo and Trent, and yesterday they looked very good, to be honest. Will they play? I don't know yet, but if they can get some minutes, it's the perfect timing," Klopp remarked. He underscored Liverpool's ambition in the Europa League, stating clearly that the team is aiming to win the competition.

Meanwhile, Bayer Leverkusen is gearing up to face West Ham in what promises to be another thrilling encounter in the Europa League. Leverkusen, under the management of Xabi Alonso, is seen as one of Liverpool's main rivals in the tournament.

When questioned about the team's prospects of clinching the German league title this weekend, Alonso redirected the focus to the Europa League, highlighting the importance of the upcoming matches. "The Europa League is just two games, and we want to be in a good position for the London match. These are the games we are looking for," the Spanish coach emphasized, pointing out the significance of making a strong impact in the initial rounds of the competition.

The anticipation around these Europa League fixtures is mounting, with key players like Jota potentially returning to action and teams like Liverpool and Leverkusen expressing their determination to excel. The tournament is shaping up to be a fiercely competitive battleground for European glory, with every match carrying the potential to shift the dynamics in the race for the coveted trophy.