Nuno’s excellent news on Rui Patricio as Klopp praises Diogo Jota’s ‘good second’ – Liverpool FC
Rui Patricio was awake and speaking after being knocked out in Wolves’ 1-0 loss to Liverpool, boss Nuno Espirito Santo confirmed.
The goalkeeper wanted 14 minutes of remedy on the pitch following an unintentional collision with teammate Conor Coady late.
He was carried away on a stretcher in disturbing scenes that introduced again distressing reminiscences to wolves.
Ahead Raul Jimenez suffered a damaged cranium in a conflict with David Luiz at Arsenal in November and is but to return.
Diogo Jota scored a first-half winner on his return to Molineux, however Nuno was in a position to reveal the excellent news on Patricio.
He stated, “He is high quality, he is awake, he is aware. He speaks and remembers what occurred. He’s in good arms, he’s being evaluated by the medical doctors.
“It’s a must to take the proper precautions, however he is high quality. It was a collision with Coady’s knee, a giant blow to the top however he is high quality.
“We’ve got to attend [before knowing whether he will miss games] and the next hours are necessary, he might be with the medical doctors and now we have to attend for what occurs.
“These conditions can occur, even in a traditional sport scenario.
“We performed sport, we competed properly. We should always do higher with the ending touches and the ultimate assists, however there was perspective and we fought till the top. They competed and gave it their all.
Wolves have been defeated by former striker Jota who scored his first purpose since November with a knee damage.
He settled the sport within the stoppage time of the primary half when he accomplished a pleasant 16-meter transfer after the mix of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
Liverpool had misplaced six of their earlier seven top-flight outings, however Wolves’ mid-table victory lifted them to sixth place within the Premier League, although nonetheless 5 factors behind Chelsea as they sought a spot within the prime 4.
Coady led Wolves’ finest likelihood over the bar and Salah had a purpose denied for offside 4 minutes from time earlier than Coady caught Patricio along with his knee because the pair tried to cease the ahead .
The goalie wanted oxygen and intensive remedy earlier than being changed by concussion substitute John Ruddy.
“It was a horrible scenario. At such occasions every little thing instantly loses its significance, ”stated Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.
On his staff, he added: “Diogo has had an influence since his return and that makes him extra particular, he was in a position to rating. It was an ideal second to attain, a second earlier than the half-time whistle.
“The remainder of the sport was lots of protection, however I completely agree with that. That is what I needed to see, that we perceive the scenario. It isn’t about being Liverpool at a gala night.
“I am actually pleased with the efficiency. I could not be happier with the three soiled dots.
“We had some nice occasions the place we must always have performed higher. Defensively the entire sport was actually good, however I did not like the beginning, we weren’t energetic sufficient.