The Reds' new signing, Diogo Jota, has scored eight goals in 12 games so far this season and has made the choice difficult for Jurgen Klopp.
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“The recruitment at Liverpool - what they have done to get him, so far what he has produced - is fully justified.
“Not many people were sitting there going: ‘Jota, let’s get Jota’.
joined Liverpool from Wolverhampton Wanderers in the summer transfer window.
The 23-year-old striker has performed greatly on the pitch and made an impact in every single game he played for the Reds. In his 12 appearances in all competitions, he has scored eight goals. He is also the first Liverpool player to score in his first four matches at Anfield.
“You’ve got to give time up for this man, Diogo Jota has come in and four goals in his first four starts for Liverpool [in the league],” Ferdinand said on Rio Ferdinand Presents FIVE.
“He has come in and he is saying to Klopp: ‘You better start me. You can’t afford to drop me. I am banging in goals week in, week out’.
“That’s what you want at a top club, you want players coming in and having an impact immediately, saying to other players, ‘yeah you guys are great, I watched you last season, but I’m here to raise the bar’.
“And rightly so. That’s what you want at a top club. He has been nothing short of a phenomenal signing.”