Diogo Jota has had a greater begin to his Liverpool profession than prime scoring Mohamed Salah.
The £41million summer time signing scored a hat-trick within the 5-Zero Champions League win over Atalanta within the Champions League on Tuesday to take his tally to seven objectives in simply 10 video games.
It’s a document that’s even higher than Salah.
The ahead has scored a whopping 103 objectives in 164 appearances since becoming a member of Liverpool from Roma in 2017, nevertheless, he wanted three extra video games than Jota to succeed in seven objectives for the membership.
Jota’s red-hot kind has put strain on Roberto Firmino’s beginning place forward of this weekend’s conflict towards title rivals Man City.
Firmino has managed simply two objectives in his final 22 Premier League matches, however Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists he doesn’t have a variety headache following Jota’s trio of objectives in Italy.
“Good performances by no means give me a headache.
“For tonight the choice it was clear. It made sense to make use of the nice form Diogo is in and due to the best way Atalanta performs and defends the skillset of Diogo helps.
“However the world is typically a nasty place that in a second when somebody is shining we converse instantly about one other participant – who it appears like performed for us 500 video games in a row and we wouldn’t be within the Champions League if Bobby Firmino isn’t with us – and I’ve to clarify why he’s not within the staff. He can be within the staff.
“It will be significant we have now greater than 11 and tonight Diogo performed an excellent sport and that claims nothing about Bobby and nothing to do with inflicting me complications.
“I’m very happy the boys performed like they performed tonight.”
And former Liverpool winger John Barnes instructed talkSPORT, the Firmino/Jota query will depend upon who the opponents are.
“In opposition to Man City the place they’re going to have extra possession then you definately want somebody like Bobby Firmino to, not solely pay money for the ball, but in addition to do defensive work,” he mentioned declaring that scoring objectives isn’t his sole duty.
“The explanation why Salah and Sadio Mane rating as many objectives as they do is due to the best way Firmino performs.
“I don’t suppose objective scoring is what he’s within the staff to do as a lot as individuals say he’s the primary striker.
“If Liverpool can end 20+ factors forward of all people else and he doesn’t rating many objectives, I’ll take that and so will Jurgen.”