Liverpool once again rampaged to victory in the Premier League this week. The Reds won in emphatic fashion at Anfield on Monday night. Arsenal were no match for Jürgen Klopp’s red machine. The game wasn’t just significant for the three points, there was also an exciting omen delivered towards the end of the game. Diogo Jota, like Sadio Mane, scored against Arsenal on his Premier League debut for Liverpool.
Liverpool sign Jota
Nobody saw Liverpool signing Diogo Jota coming.
The Reds had been linked with a number of wingers throughout the summer, there were numerous rumours surrounding Ismaila Sarr and Ousmane Dembele for instance.
However, there were no suggestions that Liverpool held an interest in Diogo Jota.
The Reds brought the Portuguese forward in a day after the announcement of Thiago Alcantara, paying Wolves £41m for the 23-year-old.
Waltz to victory
Because Liverpool are such good hosts, they let Arsenal take the lead, out of politeness of course.
Sadio Mane soon dashed the visitors hopes, capitalising on Bernd Leno’s parry of Mo Salah’s shot.
Andy Robbo made up for an early error by lifting the ball over the Arsenal keeper, tucking home from an exquisite cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold.
The scoring was capped off when Diogo Jota bagged with just minutes remaining, firing into the bottom corner after bringing down a loose clearance with his chest.
Diogo Jota goal, Sadio Mane goal
In 2016, Liverpool battered Arsenal 4-3 at the Emirates Stadium, a game remembered for a fine debut goal from Sadio Mane.
The Senegalese star has gone on to bag dozens of goals for the Reds, recently entering the club’s top 20 goal scorers of all time.
On Monday night we saw a Diogo Jota goal mirror this Sadio Mane goal, an encouraging omen to say the least.
The Portuguese star also bagging on his Premier League debut and also against Arsenal, after coming on for Mane, is hopefully an indication that he is set to follow in the ex-Southampton man’s footsteps.
We have signed him to back up the Senegalese forward, the more he can mirror him the better.