Diogo Jota will see a familiar face when he arrives at Liverpool.
He knows Trent Alexander-Arnold from their time together during lockdown in the ePremier League Invitational FIFA tournament back in April that was organised to raise money for the NHS.
Both players made the final of the competition for their respective clubs in a heavily watched spectacle which also included the likes of Raheem Sterling, Wilfred Zaha, Andre Gomez, Reece James, Moussa Sissoko and Dwight McNeil.
Alexander-Arnold progressed to the final having defeated former Liverpool star and Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling while Jota got the better of Burnley’s McNeil.
The two finalists who will soon become Liverpool teammates played out a stunning contest which saw Jota narrowly come out on top after the Portugal international took home the trophy via a golden goal.
Following the victory, Jota later posted on Instagram to celebrate his achievement.
The pair enjoyed some close battles last season on the pitch as Liverpool were pushed to their physical limits during two energy-sapping encounters against Nuno Espirito Santos’ Wolves.
Jurgen Klopp’s Premier League champions edged out the first clash following a 1-0 victory at Anfield while Wolves threatened to disrupt Liverpool’s 14-match-winning run during an enthralling contest at Molineux which saw the Reds require a late goal from Roberto Firmino to take home all the spoils.
A familiar face or two will be beneficial for Jota as he settles into his new life on Merseyside.
Jota will provide some much-needed attacking depth to Jurgen Klopp’s pedigreed front-three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
His statistical output at Wolves was very impressive having scored 26 goals in 85 appearances over the last two seasons at Molineux
The 23-year-old’s arrival follows just hours after Liverpool’s confirmed the signing of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich.
It means that Jota is set to become Liverpool and Klopp’s third addition of the summer alongside Thiago and Kostas Tsimikas.
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