Jurgen Klopp on 23-year-old Liverpool goalscorer Diogo Jota: “That he is that close to our style already is just a sign of how good a player he is, and if he stays fit, he is 23, the future is bright.
”We will need his quality, I’m happy with how he’s settled in.”
Jurgen Klopp said the “future is bright” for Liverpool new boy Diogo Jota after the 23-year-old’s quick adoption to life at Anfield.
Jota scored his second Premier League goal – and a vital winner – from four games in their 2-1 win over Sheffield United on Saturday night, to cap an impressive performance from the Portuguese forward, who moved to Anfield from Premier League rivals Wolves last month.
Klopp told his post-match press conference the 23-year-old “has the quality Liverpool need” for a side who have so heavily relied on a first-choice front three of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah ever since the latter’s arrival at the club in 2017.
“He’s still adapting to us, a lot of things are not natural to him that we do. But that’s because Wolves play differently. A lot of things he did for Wolves are what we want him to do.
“That he is that close already is just a sign of how good a player he is, and if he stays fit, he is 23, the future is bright. We will need his quality, I’m happy with how he’s settled in,” he said.