12 Th2 2022 | 16:44
Hat-trick: Diogo Jota vs CD Nacional
In the 24th round of the Premier League, Liverpool welcome Leicester City at Anfield. In the end, after 90 minutes, the army led by coach Jurgen Klopp took advantage of the fulcrum of the home field to defeat The Foxes 2 goals without removing. Portuguese detonator Diogo Jota continues to play the hero role with 2 goals divided equally over 2 rounds.
After his debut in a new shirt from the bench in the match against Cardiff City in the fourth round of the FA Cup, rookie Luis Diaz was named in the starting lineup by the German strategist for the first time. Regardless of the wishes of Liverpool fans and coach Jurgen Klopp, the former Porto player showed his efforts, created stormy shadows and harmoniously blended into the general play of the Anfield team. .
In addition, he also showed that he has a good connection with Liverpool striker Diogo Jota in attack. In fact, both Jota and Diaz are former Porto strikers and this helps both have a better understanding of each other’s style and play.
Currently, although Diaz is yet to have any goals or assists for Liverpool, his performance in the last 2 matches is very promising, with sharp dribbling, smart passing and ready to hit the shots when given the opportunity. In addition, he was also very active in pressing and made the fans somewhat forget the absence of Sadio Mane, the striker still needs more time to rest after winning the championship with Senegal at AFCON.
As for Jota, after the first season was interrupted by injuries, the former Wolverhampton Wanderers striker is showing a boom at the moment with Liverpool. He has 17 goals in all competitions, including 12 in the Premier League.
Notably, Jota’s high performance in January also helped The Kop go straight to the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea, as well as continue to maintain hope in the foggy championship race with Man City.
In the context that Mohamed Salah is still hesitant to extend his contract with Liverpool, and Sadio Mane has declined in form, not to mention both have reached the age of U30, it is clear that coach Jurgen Klopp needs to find more options. to replace the attack in the future and with the Jota – Diaz pairing, the German strategist seems to have found his answer in this regard.