Diogo Jota tipped to leave Liverpool and “go higher” by former teammate



The new boy Divergo Jota in Liverpool was backed to leave unfield and ‘go higher’ after a fair start to his career at Merseyside.

The Premier League champions surprised many when they spent £ 41million on the Portuguese striker in the summer, but after only two months, he proved to be money well spent.

In 11 appearances this season, Jota scored seven goals, including a hat-trick in the Champions League win over Atlanta.

But Jota’s biggest impact was to force Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to tweak his usual 4-3-3 formation to accommodate him alongside Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.



The forward has scored seven goals in his first 11 games for the Reds
The Forward has scored seven goals in his first 11 games for the Reds

Jota only signed a five-year deal in September, but his former Pacos de Ferreira team-mate Stephen Eustaquio believes the 23-year-old will not stay in Liverpool.

Speaking to Spanish outlet La Vanguardia: “Jota has been to Pacos, Atletico Madrid, Porto, Liverpool. He works a lot.

“He is a very hardworking man, very delicate mid-ball; He plays a lot.



The Reds boss has put Diogo Jota alongside Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, with Roberto Firmino at the top
The Reds boss has put Diogo Jota alongside Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, with Roberto Firmino at the top



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“He will not stay there; He goes higher.

“I shared a dressing room with him. He was the captain of the Portugal Under-21 team.”

Meanwhile, Liverpool will withdraw Fabinho from injury to ease their defensive crisis against Leicester Sunday.

The Brazilian missed the last three matches of Liverpool with a hamstring injury, but he has resumed training and is in contention to start alongside Joel Matip in central defense.

Captain Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Thiago Alcantara and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all out.




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