Andy Robertson was full of praise for new Liverpool signing Diogo Jota on Monday night, after he put the finishing touches on a 3-1 win against Arsenal in the Premier League.
The Merseyside club maintained their 100 per cent winning start to the league season with victory against Arsenal at Anfield and it was an eye-catching display which suggests they are going to take some stopping in their bid to retain the title.
Jurgen Klopp’s team have now won the opening three league matches of the campaign, but were behind to Alexandre Lacazette’s early goal.
The Reds responded with quick-fire goals in the first-half from Sadio Mane and left-back Robertson to put them ahead, plus they had a string of chances to extend that lead afterwards.
Despite dominating for large spells, it wasn’t until substitute Jota scored in the 88th minute that the result was finally sealed and it was a superb volley into the bottom corner.
The 23-year-old attacker recently made his Liverpool debut in the League Cup, but his first Premier League appearance for them ended with an excellent goal and it looks like he will strengthen their squad significantly.
Robertson singled out his new teammate post-match against Arsenal and hailed his impact from the bench.
“Diogo came on and I thought he was fantastic. Credit to him for his debut, a great goal and an all-round great team performance,” Robertson told Sky Sports’ Main Event channel (10:25pm, 28 September).
Jota may not have been the most high-profile signing of the summer in the league, but once again it looks like a superb piece of business from Liverpool and he suits their squad perfectly.
The Portuguese star is a versatile player that can play anywhere across the frontline and he was heavily involved in a few goalscoring opportunity when he replaced Mane late in the second-half.
It’s going to be an astronomical task trying to break into the best XI, but he will get many opportunities from the bench and there is a busy fixture list too.