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Jurgen Klopp admits he is delighted Liverpool signed Diogo Jota from Wolves

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has admitted that he is delighted that the Reds took the chance to sign Diogo Jota last year, labelling the former Wolves man as an ‘exceptional player’.

The Reds are preparing for another tricky Champions League clash this week, with Jota likely to be involved again. He’s put himself ahead of Bobby Firmino in the pecking order at Anfield.

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Jota has already hit three PL goals in just six games this season. And Klopp, speaking ahead of this week’s European game, admitted to being happy to have the Portuguese forward onboard.

“Exceptional player. Really, really happy that we signed him,” Klopp said in his pre-match presser.

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“Honestly, he’s a really strong personality, you cannot know about that before you meet the person. We spoke about it from time to time, it’s not easy to improve us but Diogo did, definitely. Diogo is a very interesting package, and I’m really happy that we saw that and that we could realise the transfer. That helped us a lot.”

Jota will be once again looking to get among the goals this week. He could, however, get a rest for Firmino.

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Some people raised eyebrows when the Reds spent over £40m on the then-Wolves winger. But it’s proved to be money well spent already.

He gives the Reds that different option. Yes, he’s direct and likes to get in on goal like Salah and Mane. But he also has a different playing style to those two, and seems to have the handy knack of being on hand for tap-ins.

Klopp is rightfully delighted with his signing. And if Jota can stay fit, keep scoring, and doing the business, then Liverpool have every chance of success.

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