JK: Jota is growing into a world-class striker

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Jurgen Klopp has admired Diogo Jota growing one step at a time to become a world-class forward after scoring 20 goals in his first season.

Jota’s first-half goals helped Liverpool beat Watford in 10 successive league games and keep the team one point behind Manchester City.

The 25-year-old has scored 33 goals. Goals in 70 games since joining in September 2020 and has proven to be a great addition to the Liverpool forward

. But he is growing into a world-class striker step by step,” Klopp said.

“He has performed for Portugal quite regularly. Doing so is a difficult task given the attacking talent they have. It’s also a little better than I thought.”

During his time at Wolves, Jota was seen as a winger who played with dedication and great personal talent. Jota

has never scored more than nine goals in the Premier League a season, but this season, he has scored 14 goals and is second behind the goalscorers. Six-ball team-mate Mohamed Salah:

“It’s always clear that Diogo is not a pure winger, Diogo is a forward who can play along the edge and can go back and play defensively on the flank. Both sides, thank God.”

“He played all three forward positions for us and was always doing very well.”

“Sometimes we have a problem with playing very rigid positions. The goal was a very flowing moment with Diogo going up high, a great cross was thrown in and if no one was there the cross wouldn’t have worked,

but it was a goal. Excellent, absolutely, he’s a player like that. It’s always been in him