Ian Wright says Liverpool have a player in their ranks who could 'easily' score 15-20 goals a season
Liverpool forward Diogo Jota has been praised by Ian Wright following the Reds summer signing’s heroics for the Anfield side so far this season.
The 24-year-old has hit the ground running at Liverpool following his £41million move from Wolves in September, registering 12 goals in 22 competitive appearances for the Reds.
Jota’s efforts have given Jurgen Klopp a selection headache in terms of his strongest front line, which boasts the impressive Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.
A knee injury suffered during Liverpool’s Champions League game against Midtjylland in early December ruled the Portugal international out of action for a number of months.
The Reds suffered during Jota’s absence, but he’s now back and has contributed to his side’s return to form.
As well as assisting in the Champions League last-16 second-leg win over RB Leipzig, he scored the winner against Wolves and then bagged a brace off the bench against Arsenal.
“You look at Firmino and he’s one of my favourites,” Wright told Optus Sport. “What he brings to the team is magnificent.
“But what Jota brings, apart from the work rate, the press which is what he did brilliantly at Wolves is the goals, the impact.
“You feel he’s one of those players who could easily get 15-20 goals a season.”
Jota has been nothing short of sensational for Liverpool, breaking through in a front line featuring three of the best attackers in world football.
He’s been unlucky with injuries but next season, and his absence was felt when he was on the sidelines, but now he’s back, things are looking up for the Reds once again.
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