Adam Lallana has raved about Liverpool’s summer signing Diogo Jota for the way he’s started the season at his new club.
The 23-year-old attacker completed a move to Anfield from Premier League rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers and has quickly become an important first-team player within Jurgen Klopp’s squad.
He’s scored three goals in eight appearances across all competitions so far this season, including the opener for the Reds on Tuesday night during their 2-0 victory against FC Midtjylland in the Champions League group stages.
Jota is a versatile forward that can play in either wide or central areas up top, something which is helping him earn regular minutes and he looks like a shrewd piece of business by the Merseyside giants.
The £90,000-a-week star (Express) is already proven at Premier League level from his time with Wolves and has slotted in quickly with reigning top-flight champions Liverpool.
Ex-Reds midfielder Lallana was left praising the Portugal international after his Champions League performance.
“I think he’s started absolutely fantastically. He played at the weekend along with the front three. He’s started the season brilliantly and he’s obviously full of confidence. Jota’s proving his worth so far and long may it continue,” Lallana told BT Sport 3 (10:02pm, 27 October).
Jota’s signing in the summer may have been a little overshadowed by the capture of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich, but it’s the former making a big impression so far at Liverpool.
He looks like the perfect understudy to the famous front trio of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, as he’s capable of slotting in for any of them.
There will be times during the course of the season that Jota may need to be patient, but he’s seized every opportunity thrown his way so far and looks like in the long-term another sound investment.