Diogo Jota made Liverpool history during the 2-0 victory in the Champions League against FC Midtjylland last night.
Jota, 23, scored the Liverpool’s 10,000th goal in all competitions following the club’s founding in 1892.
It was the Portugal international’s third goal for the Reds since his £41 million move from Wolves. He has now scored in all three of his Anfield appearances in either the Premier League or in Europe.
Jota tried to put his emotions into words on Instagram, with a message sent out to supporters, describing it as a ‘great moment’.
It was another impressive performance from Jota who led Liverpool from the front and is seemingly making the most of the opportunities presented to him in the first team by manager Jurgen Klopp.
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He attempted two tackles, made one interception, had two shots, completed three dribbles and won three of his aerial duels to cap off a well-rounded display from the Portuguese forward.
Whether or not Jota has done enough to maintain his position in the starting XI for Saturday’s encounter with West Ham remains to be seen, but he has made a strong case he should be given a sustained run in the team.
Jota is a winner and has Klopp-like qualities to press from the front, for a lot of supporters he would be an immediate pick.
With Thiago Alcantara closing in on a return to fitness, Klopp could revert back to a 4-3-3 formation against the Hammers with Jordan Henderson and Georginio Wijnaldum partnering the Spaniard.
This limits Liverpool’s attacking quartet down to a trident and the manager is yet to drop either Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane or Roberto Firmino to make way for Jota in the league.
If he doesn’t start at the weekend, Jota could hardly have done any more to force his way into Klopp’s selection process.
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