The previous Manchester Metropolis right-back, who now works as a pundit for Sky Sports activities, has been stunned by the impression Jota has already made at Liverpool.
The 23-year-old Portugal worldwide joined the defending Premier League champions from Wolverhampton Wanderers in the summertime of 2020 for a switch charge reported by BBC Sport to be value £41 million.
Richards wrote in The Daily Mail: “The very fact Diogo Jota is now taking part in to such a degree that Liverpool have deployed a entrance 4 tells you every thing about his impression. No one was anticipating this after his £41m transfer from Wolves.”
How has Diogo Jota fared at Liverpool to this point?
Jota has but to determine himself as a daily within the Liverpool first crew (though he did begin towards Manchester Metropolis within the Premier League on the weekend), however the winger is pushing exhausting and is making a huge effect in its place.
The winger scored a hat-trick for Liverpool of their Champions League recreation towards Atalanta final week.
The 23-year-old Portugal worldwide additionally scored the successful purpose in Liverpool’s 2-1 victory over West Ham United at Anfield within the Premier League on October 31.
In line with WhoScored, Jota has made three begins and three substitute appearances within the Premier League for the Reds to this point this season, scoring three objectives within the course of.
The teenager has additionally made two begins and one substitute look within the Champions League for the defending English champions this marketing campaign, scoring 4 objectives within the course of, in accordance with WhoScored.
Given how effectively Jota is doing, it is just a matter of time earlier than the winger establishes himself as a daily in supervisor Jurgen Klopp’s beginning lineup.
Maybe the winger might be deployed within the ‘gap’ behind the front-three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.