Jota could be on cloud 9 after his switch from Wolverhampton to Merseyside with the player showing his quality with each game that passes on international and club level.
There was no doubting Diogo Jota‘s talent when Nuno Santo added him to the Wolves’ roster. It was almost hard to understand why he never got more game time.
What shocked the transfer market, is when Liverpool acted swiftly and secretly to acquire his services during the summer transfer window.
The champions were explicit when saying they could not make any transfers without selling first and then BOOM! They go and sign the Portuguese for a fee that could rise to £45 million.
But after he played his first minutes in Red and his stellar showing for his country, we can easily see why Liverpool made their move silently and instantly, while paying an arm and a leg for a player that will play behind Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, and Mohamed Salah.
Now with us returning back to Premier League action this weekend coming and the Reds off the back of a heavy 7-2 defeat to Aston Villa at Villa Park, they take the short trip down the road to Goodison Park and meet rivals, Everton.
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Jurgen’s Jota dilemma
Ahead of the Merseyside derby, Liverpool have experienced many promising signs. New signing Thiago Alcântara returned to training with a fit Joel Matip and a healthy Sadio Mane. They all missed the previous hammering against Villa.
Adding to the joy, Jordan Henderson also featured on intentional duty with the Three Lions and will certainly be included on Saturday, probably walking straight into the starting XI. Now Jurgen Klopp is faced with the biggest dilemma, what happens with the in-form Diogo?
Does he start against Everton? Do you leave one of Sadio, Firmino, or Mo out for him? Jota and Salah were arguably the best players on the pitch in their 7-2 defeat. The Portuguese forward was guilty of missing some sitters but was ever-present on the pitch.
Following his one-man show for his country, Klopp has to be considering to start him. He has hit the ground running at Anfield and has been improving each week. In Portugal’s victory over Sweden, without Cristiano Ronaldo, Jota had a hand in all of the goals.
Diogo Jota’s game by numbers vs. Sweden:
4 take-ons completed
2 chances created
Directly involved in all three goals. pic.twitter.com/C8ThwfDSQa
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He set up Bernardo Silva for the opener, then doubled his country’s lead, and then put the finishing touches on the match to secure it with his second on the night and the team’s third for the match.
If Klopp was watching, Jota is starting against the best team over four games which is Everton.
If he didn’t, somebody is blowing him up and telling him to watch the highlights now. Considering his form [Diogo Jota] and the rest of the team, he should be getting the nod from the manager.
Most would say that Firmino should be the sacrificial lamb. What do you think?