Liverpool forward Diogo Jota has been described as “unbelievable” by Ian Wright following the Reds’ Premier League victory over Arsenal last night, in conversation with Optus Sport.
The Portugal international, who joined Liverpool from Wolves earlier this month, made his debut for Jurgen Klopp’s side off the bench in the League Cup victory over Lincoln last week.
Against Arsenal, Jota came on in the 80th minute and had several chances to get on the scoresheet before getting his goal two minutes from time, volleying into the corner of Bernd Leno’s net.
The 23-year-old is just the 13th player to score on his Premier League debut for Liverpool and the second to do so against Arsenal, after Sadio Mane.
And Wright reckons that Jota’s emergence is similar to that of Mane’s at Southampton, tipping the Liverpool newcomer to become a star for the reigning Premier League champions.
“Magnificent business from Liverpool,” the Arsenal legend told Optus Sport about the £41million man.
“I totally get it. When you watched him for Wolves and the way he pressed, and his work rate, his eye for a goal like we saw tonight.
“When you look at his emergence, it almost like the same as Mane’s at Southampton when you look at their records.
“You look at what Mane is achieving, if Diogo Jota can get into this team, he is going to be unbelievable for Liverpool. He has got everything. Another unbelievable signing that they’ve made.”
Jota has been nothing short of sensational for Wolves and it’s little surprise to see him make the step up to the reigning Premier League champions.
In his 10 minutes on the pitch against the Gunners, Jota scored, hit the side netting and had another big chance go begging after Mohamed Salah got in his way.
Jota still has work to do to fully familiarise himself with his new club’s style of play, so there’s certainly much more to come from the Portuguese attacker.