Diogo Jota, Stefan Bajcetic, Thiago - Liverpool injury news and return dates before West Ham

Diogo Jota remains sidelined for Liverpool

Liverpool's hopes of winning the Premier League title suffered a huge blow on Wednesday night after losing their first Merseyside derby at Goodison Park since October 2010.

Jarrad Branthwaite and Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored for the Toffees to bolster their hopes of survival while damaging the Reds' title ambitions. Following Arsenal's win over Chelsea on Tuesday, Liverpool are now three points behind the Gunners.

Manchester City will replace Jurgen Klopp's men in second if they beat Brighton tonight. Fortunately for Liverpool, they only have to wait two days before they are next in action at West Ham United on Saturday.

There were no new fresh injury concerns in the Merseyside derby defeat. Here, we bring you the latest news in the treatment room ahead of West Ham.

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Diogo Jota

Diogo Jota missed the defeat and is expected to be on the sidelines for the next two weeks, despite only recently returning from a knee injury. Liverpool will hope to have Jota back in the matchday squad before the end of the season.

“He [Jota] will be out for two weeks," Klopp told reporters on Tuesday. "Besides that, no (other new injuries). I cannot really say a lot about it to be honest.

“Before the game, he didn’t start, he got a knock. Normal challenge, bam, and felt a little bit in the hip. And that was then fine.

“We didn’t start him, brought him on and that was alright. And then he started the last game. Was obviously okay but then, with the finish.

“It’s a small one, but we are late in the season. Obviously, it’s now not a great moment for each injury pretty much. It’s not a big one. It’s two weeks. Pretty much nothing but enough to not be available.”

Potential return date: Early May

Conor Bradley

Conor Bradley is currently recovering from an ankle injury he sustained against Crystal Palace on March 14.

Bradley is expected to be on the sidelines for a couple of weeks, but an exact return date is yet to be determined. Liverpool will hope to have the right-back return to the matchday squad early next month.

Potential return date: May

Thiago Alcantara

Thiago Alcantara is currently recovering from a hamstring injury he suffered in the defeat to Arsenal on February 4.

He featured for just five minutes in the defeat at the Emirates Stadium, in what is his only appearance of the campaign so far. It remains to be seen if Thiago will feature again for Liverpool before his contract expires at the end of the season.

Potential return date: Unknown

Stefan Bajcetic

Stefan Bajcetic is nearing a return after struggling with injury throughout the campaign.

Bajcetic has featured just twice for the Reds this term, with his last appearance coming last September. The midfielder has been stepping up his return to full fitness and made an appearance for Liverpool's Under-21s against Sunderland on Monday.

Potential return date: May

Joel Matip

Joel Matip has been recovering from an ACL injury he sustained back in December against Fulham at Anfield.

Matip was initially expected to be ruled out for the remainder of the season while he recovered from the injury. The centre-back's contract is set to expire this summer, with it unclear as to whether or not he will make another appearance for the Reds.

Potential return date: Unknown

Ben Doak

Ben Doak has been recovering from a knee injury he sustained back in December during an appearance for the club's Under-21s.

No timeframe has been given for when Liverpool expect to have Doak return to full fitness. It's unclear if the 18-year-old will feature again for the Reds before the end of the season.

Potential return date: May