Diogo Jota says he by no means considered taking the locations of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino when he arrived at Liverpool.
The Portugal star was a £43m signing when he arrived from Wolves simply over a 12 months in the past. And he has fitted in seamlessly into an assault that had been feared all through Europe.
Regardless of his knee drawback final season, which noticed him miss three months of the marketing campaign, Jota has nonetheless hit 16 objectives in 37 matches for the membership.
His Champions League hat-trick towards Atalanta in early November helped announce himself to the Liverpool followers. And he’s now an integral a part of Jurgen Klopp’s attacking choices.
“Clearly I knew they have been among the best three attacking trios on the earth however I by no means considered coming and taking anybody’s place,” mentioned Jota, who has scored 16 objectives in 37 matches for the membership,” mentioned Jota at right this moment’s press convention forward of the sport with Porto.
“I considered giving my greatest in coaching and in video games after which it’s as much as the supervisor to resolve.
“It’s all the time helpful when you have got these form of gamers that will help you as a result of what we would like is to win and solely if in case you have good gamers can you try this.”
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Klopp: He’s fulfilling to work with
Jota has scored three in six matches this season and Klopp is delighted with the 24-year-old.
“He’s an distinctive participant. I’m actually blissful we signed him. He’s a very sturdy persona, you can not find out about that earlier than you met the particular person, however he’s a very spectacular, mature, younger man,” mentioned Klopp.
“That makes it fulfilling to work with him. We spoke about it on occasion that it’s not straightforward to enhance us however Diogo did that, positively.
“He has scored vital objectives. He’s a participant made for our fashion: fairly intense, technically good, actually quick, good within the air, each toes actually good.
“Diogo is a really fascinating bundle and I’m actually blissful we noticed that and will realise the switch. That has helped us rather a lot.”
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