Graeme Souness believes Diogo Jota’s lack of massive match expertise might influence his Liverpool profession.
The Portugal winger joined the Reds in a £41million deal from Wolves final weekend.
He turned Jurgen Klopp’s third signing of the summer time, following Kostas Tsimikas and Thiago Alcantara by the door at Anfield.
Whereas Souness, who received 5 league titles with Liverpool within the 1970s and 80s, is thrilled with Thiago’s arrival, he has a ‘query mark’ over Jota.
He advised The Sunday Occasions: “Thiago will perceive that you just’re taking part in in cup finals each week as a result of the opposition badly desires to beat you. He can cope with all that.
“That may be my solely query mark in opposition to Diogo Jota, Liverpool’s different new signing.
“At Wolves, it wasn’t a cup ultimate each week however it is going to be at Liverpool, so he has to indicate that he’s prepared for that.
“In any other case, he matches the invoice to deputise anyplace in that entrance three. He’s received nice approach and understanding of the sport.”
Jota will present competitors for Liverpool’s entrance three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
The 23-year-old made his Reds debut as a second-half substitute in a 7-2 Carabao Cup win over Lincoln, and will make his Premier League bow in Monday’s conflict with Arsenal.
Final week, Liverpool assistant Pep Lijnders revealed Jota was like a ‘monster’ in coaching.
He stated: “Diogo, what can I say? His technical degree is on the identical as our entrance three.
“He has a lot future within the recreation and he may have a fantastic pathway inside our membership. He’s like a urgent monster, so he’ll slot in right away.
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“We performed in opposition to one another when he was very younger. In Portugal, all of them say what a fantastic signing Liverpool made, as a result of they know precisely how he’s and what sort of potential he nonetheless has.
“He’ll match into our fashion. We’re pleased with him, and all of the issues we heard are true. He’s a really skilled, passionate, devoted, courageous participant.”
“I desire to provide my cash to charities than to provide my cash to the FA and being fined. So I received’t focus on it. I received’t discuss it.”