Michael Owen makes exciting prediction about Liverpool star Diogo Jota

Michael Owen has made an exciting prediction regarding the future of Liverpool attacker Diogo Jota during Premier League Productions on Optus Sport, after the Portugal international netted a brace against Arsenal on Saturday evening.

Having netted three goals in his two appearances for Portugal during the March international break, 24-year-old Jota was named as a substitute against Arsenal for Saturday’s clash – but he came off the bench and proved to be the match winner.

He netted twice, while Mo Salah scored his 26th goal of the season. But there are doubts regarding the future of Salah who continues to drop hints over an exit – while Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane will all be 29 years of age in the summer.

Liverpool legend Owen discussed Jota’s performance and his recent incredible form, before predicting that the former Wolves ace could be a crucial player for Liverpool for the next decade – until he is aged 34.

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“He’s been a stunning arrival,” Owen said. “You think what might have been, had he not got injured for that period of time. He’s made a staggering impact, a brilliant bit of business. He can score goals in anyway, play in midfield.

“They can hang their hat on him for years. That trio of players, Firmino, Mane and Salah – all of a certain age where they will get good years out of them – but you have to think about younger players. They can hang their hat on Jota for the next 10 years.”

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His start to his Liverpool career has been instant. It has been so immediate that it is up there with the best initial seasons for Liverpool in recent seasons – he has scored 12 in 22, and looks as if he is only going to get better in a Liverpool shirt.

If he does only get better, which it looks as though he will, then surely he can fulfil something along the lines Owen has predicted. Whether he will be a Liverpool play until he is aged 34 remains to be seen, but why go elsewhere?

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