'This little mix': Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool have an 'incredible' talent in their ranks
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has praised Diogo Jota ahead of the Reds heading to Wolves for Saturday’s Premier League encounter.
The Reds manager has described the Portugal international as a “little mix” of talent, intensity and attitude.
The Anfield outfit will hope to make it five consecutive wins in all competitions as Jota returns to his former club for the day.
Liverpool paid Wolves a reported £41million for Jota’s services last year and it’s certainly been money well spent.
The 24-year-old hit the ground running at Anfield and has registered 22 goals and three assists from just 47 competitive Reds games.
With Roberto Firmino out injured, Jota has been getting much more game time lately, and has nine goals from just 17 games this season.
In addition, he has netted four times in his last three Premier League games, as well as scoring against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League in November.
Speaking to the Liverpool media team ahead of the Wolves game, Klopp revealed how he knew Jota would be right for him the first time he saw him in action.
“Diogo, what I didn’t know obviously when I saw him first, is an incredible package,” said Klopp.
“Personality point of view, he’s an incredible, really incredible boy.
“Really smart, pretty organised, structured in a very nice way.
“Our level, all the players, they are technically incredible, they have incredible quality.
“When everybody is really on a high level in one area, how can you make a difference?
“You can make the difference then with your attitude and that’s what I was most excited about with Diogo, this little mix.
“I remember when I saw him the first time, I thought it could be a player for me because of how intense he was in all the situations.
“For us, it was clear he will make the next steps with us and that’s what he did.”
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