Liverpool forward Diogo Jota was the man of the moment as the Reds swept aside Southampton at Anfield on Saturday afternoon. 

The 24-year-old opened the scoring inside the first two minutes as the hosts bombarded their South Coast visitors just as a swirling wind engulfed the Merseyside stadium in a similar fashion. 

Jota found the net gain in the first half as a rampant home side ran out eventual 4-0 winners in their L4 fortress. 

Although it’s often Mohamed Salah taking the headlines, the Portuguese star is more than proving his worth with a remarkable goal every 119 minutes in the Premier League this term. 

Speaking on Sky Sports News (5:23pm, November 27, 2021), former England midfielder Paul Merson was glowing in his praise. 

When he (Firmino) doesn’t play, Jota plays and he has literally settled quicker than snow, if I am being honest. He has been absolutely brilliant, and he has just carried that on.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp also hailed the 22-cap ace as ‘exceptional’ after the match. 

So far this season Jota has scored eight and provided two assists in 16 appearances across all competitions. 


Jota has been a revelation ever since arriving at Anfield.

Signed as a player with promise having impressed at Wolves, few could’ve predicted the impact the Portuguese forward has made. 

Despite arriving predominantly as a winger, much of Jota’s best work as a Red has come in central positions in place of Firmino. 

Still some way short of the Brazilian in terms of an all-round package, when it comes to delivering in front of goal, the £40.5million valued man has the edge. 

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