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Liverpool boss Klopp: Jota making things happen for himself

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has hailed the progress of Diogo Jota since last year's arrival from Wolves.

Klopp was asked what was behind Jota's improvement.

He said, "Work! But if you don't have the basis, nobody can do or perform miracles in this department. Diogo came here and was an outstanding player, to be honest, but of course it helps – when you are a striker especially – when your team has a bit more possession than the former team maybe.

"And that's already helpful. The players around help. But yesterday (against Arsenal) he had to do an awful lot to make it happen. So as good as the passes were from Trent (Alexander-Arnold), especially the second one, there was still a job to do.

"Diogo is a really impressive person, really grown-up and really mature young man. Loves obviously football, loves working, loves training and all these kinds of things, and that is very helpful.

"He was in the middle of the team after three or four weeks, so there was no time really needed for adapting to whatever. Yes, for the way we play a little bit, that took probably longest. But that process is finalised obviously as well. I am really happy for him, just that he can show up because if you have this quality it's nice if you can show it in public and that's what he did now a couple of times."

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