Liverpool’s new signing Diogo Jota has been tipped to “go higher” in the near future following a strong start to his Anfield career.
Jota in the limelight
This came from his former Portugal U21 teammate Stephen Eustaquio, who was impressed by his mentality and his “humble” personality.
The 23-year-old has been in fine form for Jurgen Klopp’s side since his £41m move from Wolves in the summer and has already managed to score seven goals from his first 11 games at the club (TransferMarkt), giving the German tactician a goalscoring midfielder that some say he lacked.
Assistant manager Pep Ljinders admitted that he had been watching Jota for a long time before Liverpool made their move, describing him as a “pressing monster” (cited by Goal).
“He is a very hard-working person,” he said. “Very delicate with the ball; he plays a lot. He is not going to stay there; he is going to go higher.
“I shared a dressing room with him, he was captain of the Portugal Under-21 team, and in bad times he showed a very strong personality.
“He is a very humble person and deserves to be where he is.”
Transfer Tavern take
This could be a concern for Liverpool supporters going forward. They will have to make sure that they maintain that sky-high standards to retain a player with Jota’s quality.
It may be an indication that Anfield may not be Jota’s final destination in football, with other clubs across Europe possibly catching his eye.
Nevertheless, Liverpool need to keep doing what they’re doing, and sure that they are in the mix for silverware every season.
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