Diogo Jota scored a match-winning goal for Liverpool but the team’s manager believes he still has to achieve his full potential.
by leaving Wolves for a reported £41million bid in September. The 23-year old became the first player since the arrival ofSadio Mane
in 2016 to score in both of his first home games for Liverpool. In their Saturday match againstSheffield United
, Jota scored a vital match-winning goal for his new club as he scored following a goal byRoberto Firmino
and a penalty by Sheffield’s Sander Berge. It was not a surprise by Klopp to start the Portuguese forward due to his solid performance againstArsenal
in the team’s last week match but Jorgen Klopp still believes that Jota will get even better as a player.
“He's such a likable person. It's so easy to like him and it makes everything and the player is quick here,“ he told reporters.
“It's the physicality, really strong, can be as good in the air and the ground. A lot of good things [from him]. So that is exactly the quality we need and that helps a lot.
“Jota scored a super goal and was really involved in the game, and he can be much better 100 per cent and that's good news.
“He still adapting so a lot of things at the moment that we do are not natural to him, but it's only because he was placed different,
“But a lot of things that he did for Wolves are exactly what we want him to do. So yes, that he is that close already, it's just a sign of how good a player he is.
“And yeah, if he stays fit, he's 23, the future's bright, let me say like this. And we will need his quality and I'm really happy that he settled nicely so far.“
Liverpool will play their next round of the Champions league against Midtjylland on Tuesday and their next Premier clash will take place on Saturday against West Ham.