Liverpool don’t often get things wrong in the transfer market. More often than not the Reds move decisively and effectively. We saw this again over the summer when the side brought in a Premier League forward in a surprise move. Emile Heskey has named Diogo Jota as his Liverpool signing of the season.
Liverpool sign Diogo Jota
Who saw that one coming? Not us.
The Liverpool swoop for Diogo Jota came well out of left field.
The Portuguese star wasn’t linked with us once until within hours of his signing.
The Reds landed the 24-year-old for £41m with Ki-Jana Hoever going the other way in a separate deal.
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Since then he’s been nothing short of electric.
The Portuguese forward has netted nine goals so far, including an impressive hattrick at Atalanta.
Sadly he picked up a knee injury in the Champions League and won’t feature again until February.
Emile Heskey on Diogo Jota
Speaking exclusively to Rousing the Kop, Emile Heskey named Diogo Jota as his Liverpool signing of the season.
The ex-England striker was raving over the impact the new arrival has had:
“Jota. A lot of question marks when we stumped up the money and a lot of question marks over Wolves letting him go.
“Could he come into a Liverpool side and make a difference? Could he disrupt a front three that was picking itself?
“He’s come in and made it better by scoring goals and scoring great goals. I think he’s been signing of the season so far.
“His runs in behind, he’s very tireless, fearless as well. Goals as well, he’s brought goals I didn’t think he would do.”
What RTK has to say
Emile Heskey picking Diogo Jota as his Liverpool signing of the season comes as no surprise.
The young man has been electric since he signed.
It is a tragedy that he’s out for two months but thankfully we’ve got the best attack in the world to keep us ticking until he’s back.
There is of course the consideration that had Thiago not been injured then he could have fought for the title.
Who knows? Maybe the Spaniard will steal a lead when he returns.