'Wow': Jurgen Klopp says one Liverpool star was absolutely 'on fire' against Arsenal
Diogo Jota scored twice to help Liverpool get past Arsenal in the semi-final of the Carabao Cup last night and Jurgen Klopp was a happy man after the game.
The Reds struggled to get out of their own half in the opening stages. Arsenal looked really good in the first 15 minutes and were arguably unlucky to have not scored.
Liverpool weathered the storm, slowed the pace of the game down and dominated from that point on. Klopp’s men were on another level compared to Arsenal and deservedly picked up the win.
Jota was the star of the show and Klopp was blown away by his performance.
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Jurgen Klopp: Diogo Jota was on fire against Arsenal
The delighted Liverpool manager said after the game, as quoted by The Daily Mail: “We scored two wonderful goals. Jota, wow, on fire. It was super play.
“The start I think was so important, both times. First half Arsenal was lively, the crowd was there, we calmed it down, played good football, played in and around the formation, created plenty.
“Second half was pretty similar. Scored two wonderful goals. Jota is on fire. But the pass as well.
“The first goal was super play, the second one I don’t think many people in the stadium saw Jota in that position, but Trent saw it, which was helpful. He finished it off, absolutely outstanding.”
Jota really was on fire at the Emirates last night and Arsenal have become his favourite opponents in the country.
The Portugal international has faced the Gunners on 10 occasions and has scored seven goals. That is a phenomenal record and if he could play them every week, he probably would.
Jota has now scored 14 goals in 27 appearances in all competitions this season. He is getting better and better every game, and he’s incredibly dangerous irrespective of where he starts in attack.
It will be interesting to see how Jota’s numbers will look at the end of the season. If he carries on at this rate, he could well finish the campaign with over 25 goals in all competitions, which would be incredible.
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