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Jota deserves more credit-Danny Murphy

Mon 23 November 2020 | 13:09

Murphy was impressed by the former Wolves star's latest performance, and says he "deserves credit" for the way he has perfectly integrated himself into Jurgen Klopp's set-up.

Liverpool defeated Leicester City by three goals in an exciting and important game on Sunday. Diogo Jota was the key to the match and scored a goal. Jota has become the first player in Liverpool history to score in his first four games at Anfield. The 23-year-old Portuguese player came to Liverpool from Wolves and has scored eight goals in 12 games so far this season.

Danny Murphy has been impressed by his quality and believes that Jota deserves more credit.

“Diogo Jota, talk about hitting the ground running,” the former Liverpool midfielder said on the BBC's latest Match of the Day episode.

“He was all over the place. He started on the right of the three, where Salah plays normally, drifts into the holes into the centre of the pitch, because he’s so desperate to get on the scoresheet and make an impact on the game.

“He mixes his game up well, dropping deep, linking up the play. And what I like about him is the amount of runs he makes off the ball, which is what all good players do.

“And it’s also the fact of his bravery to go and find spaces, wait, and the intensity of his runs.

“He keeps getting in there, he’s a brilliant option, another source of goals for Liverpool and he deserves credit for how he’s adapted. For any defender picking him up, it must be a nightmare.”

source: SportMob