The Diogo Jota signing appears to be the framework for Liverpool’s transfer plans. The Reds have an idea in mind, it seems.
The Athletic claimed yesterday that Jurgen Klopp wants an attacker this summer. Importantly, he wants someone who will supplement the current options, rather than replace them.
And we think the Diogo Jota signing is the reason why.
Jota joined Liverpool for £41m ahead of this season. He’s been a revelation.
The forward had nine goals and an assist before injury derailed his season in early December. Fortunately, he’s right back on track with his return.
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Jota started as a centre-forward against both RB Leipzig and Wolves. He set up the opener in the first and scored the winner in the second.
In short, Jota has been exactly what Liverpool needed right now. He’s also proven to be a perfect fit, capable of playing across the front-line and looking wonderfully in sync with everyone else.
Jota is adaptable, fluid and direct – exactly what Liverpool wanted. He has been a fantastic supplement to this attack, rather than a replacement.
And it seems as though Klopp wants to recreate that. He hopes to bring in another supplemental forward, someone who again, won’t replace any current stars.
Instead, it’ll be someone who meshes well with the current options, much as Jota has. It worked fantastically well with the 24-year-old and, hopefully, it can work again.
It makes complete sense, too, if Klopp still believes his fantastic front-three have another title in them. This way, you can keep the current threat but add another element of unpredictability.
At the same time, you add a long-term successor. The dream here is someone in Jota’s age-bracket, who can join the Portuguese forward in the next era.
Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are all pushing 30, after all. Liverpool create a natural succession process if they find another Jota.