Jurgen Klopp has showered praise on Liverpool’s summer signing Diogo Jota after his impressive performance against Arsenal.
The 23-year-old, who joined from Wolverhampton Wanderers during the summer transfer window, made his Anfield debut after he came on as a substitute to replace the impressive Sadio Mane in the second half.
Jota scored the winning goal to make a perfect start to his Liverpool career. In fact, he could have added another goal to his name but only managed to hit the side net from a close range.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was full of praise for Jota after the match.
Klopp feels that Jota is only at ‘20 per cent’ in his understanding of his new team’s approach and that he has still much to learn.
He said to the Evening Standard: “Jota came on, just played natural, his football. [He] tried to defend the way we defend.
“He’s on 20 per cent of information on what we do exactly. We had meetings to talk about but it all will take time and today he had like 60/70 minutes’ time to see how Sadio is doing it, and came on the pitch and did incredibly well.
“He scored a super goal, nice first game at Anfield – he will never forget it, I will never forget it, so cool start!”
The £45m signing has become the 13th player in the Liverpool history to have scored on his Premier League debut.
The Gunners, who had won their opening two league games, went ahead after 25 minutes when Alexandre Lacazette took advantage of Andrew Robertson’s error to score from a close range.
The Champions quickly restored parity through man-of-the-match Sadio Mane after Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno could only push out Mohamed Salah’s shot.
The Reds went ahead before half-time when Robertson managed to get on the end of Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross to beat Leno.