The Portuguese media today brings some exciting news regarding the physical recovery of Liverpool star Diogo Jota.

According to newspaper O Jogo, the Reds’ winger could be back to playing in a couple of months and get to face Real Madrid in the two legs of the Champions League’s round-of-16.

Jota picked a calf injury in October, and besides all the games missed with the Reds so far, he also stayed out of Portugal’s World Cup squad.

The newspaper claims the winger has been doing some ‘specific physical reconditioning work’, and following the job done with the club in Dubai, the Reds’ doctors are ‘quite optimistic’ that he’ll be back before expected.

The 26-year-old is scheduled to return to training on the pitch in January, and that’s when Liverpool will have a more complete assessment of his return date.

The idea is that he gets to play both games against Real Madrid, with the first match taking place in Anfield on the 21st of February, and that was not initially expected when the player first got that injury.

Prior to his setback, he had picked up five assists in eight games in all competitions for Liverpool.