BBC pundits laud Liverpool 'game-changer' Diogo Jota.

Portugal international Diogo Jota has enjoyed a brilliant start to life at Anfield.

Portugal international Diogo Jota has been a sensation for Liverpool so far in the 2020-21 Premier League campaign.

The £41million summer signing from Wolves has been a sensation for Liverpool so far in the 2020-21 Premier League campaign.



BBC Match of the Day pundits Danny Murphy and Micah Richards both heaped praise on Liverpool summer signing Diogo Jota for his sublime performance in the Reds' 3-0 win against Leicester City.


The 23-year-old headed home the second goal of the game after Foxes defender Jonny Evans' own-goal in the 21st minute.


Then Brazil ace Roberto Firmino wrapped up the victory with another header in the 86th minute as Jurgen Klopp's boys secured a comfortable win on Sunday night.


However, ex-Man City star Richards and former Fulham midfielder Murphy both praised Jota for his superb performance and his flexibility.


“Diogo Jota, talk about hitting the ground running,” Murphy said.


“He was all over the place. He started on the right of the three, where Salah plays normally, drifts into the holes into the centre of the pitch, because he’s so desperate to get on the scoresheet and make an impact on the game.


“He mixes his game up well, dropping deep, linking up the play. And what I like about him is the amount of runs he makes off the ball, which is what all good players do.


“And it’s also the fact of his bravery to go and find spaces, wait, and the intensity of his runs.


“He keeps getting in there, he’s a brilliant option, another source of goals for Liverpool and he deserves credit for how he’s adapted. For any defender picking him up, it must be a nightmare.”



Richards added: “Yeah it would be a nightmare because you don’t know where he’s going to go. He’s popping up on the left, in the centre, on the right. He’s just got so much to his game.


“But what I like about him the most, because he’s playing for a big club and he was at Wolves, another big team, and people questioned whether he could do it at this level.


“But he’s excelled, playing with better players. He seems comfortable.


"To have someone like Salah out the team and have him perform at this level, is just incredible and his form since he’s been at Liverpool has just gone through the roof.”


Murphy continued: “It’s great for Liverpool to have the security of a player and not rely on Salah and Mane. And the mentality, to go in that side and say ‘I’m the man, give me the ball, I’ll make a difference.’


“He’s a game-changer.”



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