A number of Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to hail Diogo Jota for yet another superb performance despite a frustrating and disappointing result for Jurgen Klopp’s Reds today.
Liverpool were hoping to go three points clear at the top of the Premier League table and put their 2-0 midweek Champions League defeat behind them in the day’s early kickoff at Brighton.
In a game dominated by VAR, Neal Maupay failed to convert a penalty conceded by Neco Williams before Mohamed Salah found the back of the net, only for it to be disallowed.
Jota, who has been a revelation for Liverpool since joining for £41million in September, went on to put his side ahead on the hour when he collected Salah’s pass, beat two defenders and rifled home.
Substitute Sadio Mane then thought he’d sealed the result for the Reds with a great header, but VAR struck once again as the Senegalese’s goal was ruled out.
The Reds appeared to have done enough to take all three points back to Anfield, only for Brighton to be awarded a penalty in stoppage time.
Danny Welbeck was adjudged to have been clipped by a swinging Andy Robertson boot, and Pascal Gross made no mistake from the spot for a share of the spoils.
As disappointing as the afternoon was for Liverpool, one positive was yet another amazing performance by Jota, who now has nine goals from 14 appearances totalling around 800 minutes of football.
Here is what some Reds fans made of the £90k-a-week man’s display:
Wow Jota what a goal what a player! 😍
— Äzka (@azkizzle) November 28, 2020
Feel sorry for jota having to play with neco and minaminho he deserves better a lot better
— FESTUS FEARON (@LordfestusLFC) November 28, 2020
Just want to point out that Jota has 9 goals in 9 games worth of minutes for us. Absolutely unreal footballer🇵🇹❤️ pic.twitter.com/uuxW2pWsiv
— Owen🇩🇪🇨🇦 (@LFCOwen96) November 28, 2020
Don’t let that draw distract you from the fact that Diogo Jota has more goals in the PL and UCL (9) than Havertz and Werner combined (7) 😭
— Fede 🇦🇷 (@lfc_fede) November 28, 2020
Unpopular opinion time: Doigo Jota is having Mo Salah season 1 levels of impact right now.#LFC
— Navin Babu (@NavinRB) November 28, 2020
Signing of the season. Little diamond. #Jota
— alan noding (@big_al110375) November 28, 2020
Cannot stress how important Jordan Henderson is to this team. Jota also consistently incredible. #lfc
— slivy (@slivy30) November 28, 2020