Diogo Jota has a knack for scoring headers against towering centre-backs and I think he could evolve into a Sergio Aguero-esque striker.
Former Liverpool and Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres has praised Jota while speaking to the Reds’ official website.
“Diogo Jota was really young when he came to Atletico. We shared a pre-season together,” Torres said.
“It’s really nice to see how he is improving and being a really important player, starting for Liverpool many times and scoring goals.”
To be fair to Jan Oblak and Trent Alexander-Arnold, the ball was put on a plate for Jota to nod home. But the movement was world-class and the former Wolves star is elite at positioning himself between two centre-backs to cause confusion on who is marking him.
This allowed him to ghost in and score a headered tap-in. It looked mightily simple for the Reds, but it is hours of training, while the execution on the final ball from Alexander-Arnold was exemplary.
Jota, who cost a reported £45m fee, is the perfect Michael Edwards signing and has the potential to evolve into a poacher. But, with his elusive dribbling and tight control, he reminds me a lot of Aguero.
Of course, the gulf in class is huge as the Manchester City legend is one of the greatest Premier League goal-scorers of all time. However, if Jota can come anywhere close to what he achieved with the Sky Blues, he will be one of the best signings made under Jurgen Klopp.
The Portugal international has five goals and two assists this season, yet he is capable of much more if he can get his early season form back.