As Liverpool bow out of the Champions League following a 0-0 draw at home to Real Madrid at Anfield, many Reds supporters weren’t impressed with the performance of Diogo Jota after he was brought on with half an hour remaining.
Jota wasn’t selected to start against the Galacticos on Merseyside despite his fine recent run of three goals in his last three Premier League outings (Transfermarkt), but he still failed to make the desired impact after replacing Ozan Kabak on the hour mark.
Liverpool spurned glorious first half chances to spark some sort of fight back after losing the first leg 3-1 and Jota was introduced by manager Jurgen Klopp to help turn the tide.
Alas, Jota instead lost possession 13 times whilst winning just 2/7 ground duels against Real – all while completing just one third of his dribble attempts on the night (SofaScore).
He was also one of the lowest rated Reds stars with a SofaScore ranking of 6.5, below the likes of Georginio Wijnaldum and Mohamed Salah, perhaps highlighting why supporters weren’t impressed with his cameo.
Some fans even called his display ‘atrocious’ and ‘shocking’ – find all of their verdicts down below.
Liverpool fans slam Jota
“Jota is playing worse than Mane”
“Jota been awful in CL knockout”
“Jota has been dreadful since coming on”
“Jota was awful when he came on. Same pointless crosses into the box”
“Jota/Thiago disasterclass off the bench”
“Phillips was immense. Salah, Mane and Jota were shocking. Far too many chances wasted.”
“Jota’s been beyond atrocious.”
“Jota been awful since he has been on too. They are all dire.”
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