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"Jota is even better than what we thought"-Wijnaldum

Sat 05 December 2020 | 14:44

The Reds midfielder always knew that the Portuguese was talented, but he has been blown away by a player readying himself for a Wolves reunion

The Liverpool midfielder believes that he has always been aware of the quality of

Diogo Jota

, but Jota has done much better than expected. In the previous transfer window, Jota joined Liverpool from Wolverhampton for € 45 million. He has had a brilliant performance this season, scoring nine goals in 14 games for the Reds.

Liverpool will face Wolverhampton at Anfield on Sunday, and Diogo Jota will face his former team-mates. Georginio Wijnaldum thinks that this talented player will develop even more.

"

I think he will be really happy to play against his old team,

" Liverpool's Dutch midfielder told the club's official website.

"I'm always happy when I play against Newcastle because that's my only other team [in the Premier League].

"For him I think it's different because he played more seasons for Wolves than I played for Newcastle. For him I think it's much bigger than what I have with Newcastle. It's going to be a really, really big game for him and also a game he can enjoy.

"I'm really impressed because I already knew how good he was, but now I can see that he's even better than what we thought of him.

"Now we train with him, we play games with him, so we can really see what kind of player he is, what kind of quality player he is. I think he's showed it with the start he's had at the club."

While Wijnaldum enjoys playing alongside Jota, he hopes his compatriot will return to the pitch sooner. 

Virgil van Dijk

 suffered a knee ligament injury in the game against Everton and underwent surgery.

"

I think he will be really happy to play against his old team,

" Liverpool's Dutch midfielder told the club's official website.

"I'm always happy when I play against Newcastle because that's my only other team [in the Premier League].

"For him I think it's different because he played more seasons for Wolves than I played for Newcastle. For him I think it's much bigger than what I have with Newcastle. It's going to be a really, really big game for him and also a game he can enjoy.

"I'm really impressed because I already knew how good he was, but now I can see that he's even better than what we thought of him.

"Now we train with him, we play games with him, so we can really see what kind of player he is, what kind of quality player he is. I think he's showed it with the start he's had at the club."

"It was also because I didn't know how he was feeling and everything, but now I see that he's quite good. He deals good with the situation, he's positive about the situation and everything.

"We call quite often now because I know that I can. But in the beginning for me it was a bit like, 'Can I call him or not?' because I can understand that in a situation he was in you also want a little bit of rest and moment for yourself.

"In the beginning it was a little bit searching for the right way to approach him. But now it goes really well

."


source: SportMob

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