Liverpool ace Diogo Jota has been praised by Alan Shearer, who thought the Reds forward turned “everything he did” on Sunday into something “very, very special”.
The Portugal international joined Liverpool in mid-September, BBC Sport reporting the 23-year-old had penned a five-year deal at Anfield following his £41million switch from Wolves.
It’s not taken Jota long to make an impact on Merseyside, with 12 appearances yielding an impressive eight goals including a Champions League hat-trick against Atalanta.
On Sunday, he was once again in inspired form, netting Liverpool’s second in the 3-0 hammering of Leicester at Anfield.
As well as his goal, Jota was always eager to get on the ball and influence things for Liverpool, often dropping deep to pick up a pass and drive into the final third.
He got his reward three minutes before the break with a clever headed flick which bounced past Kasper Schmeichel and into the back of the net.
“Seriously impressive. They had a point to prove,” Shearer told Optus Sport.
“I don’t think if you look at City, Chelsea, Leicester, Tottenham – no other club could have coped with seven players out like Liverpool have this evening.
“The players that came in slipped into the formation superbly well. A magnificent performance from start to finish – whether it was the two centre-halves, Milner, Robertson, Mane, Firmino.
“But the man of the match was Jota; everything he did turned into something very, very special.”
In football, it’s hard to improve a seemingly perfect area of a team, but credit to Jurgen Klopp as he has made his front line even stronger.
Jota has hit the ground running at Liverpool and seamlessly slotted in on the right side of attack in Mohamed Salah’s absence on Sunday.
The Reds have had their fair share of injury issues this year, with others having suffered a downturn in form, but despite this, only goal difference has them off top spot in the table.