Liverpool: Klopp must unleash Diogo Jota against Southampton | OneFootball
Liverpool: Klopp must unleash Diogo Jota against Southampton
Liverpool’s next Premier League test sees them take on Southampton at home in their latest attempt at closing the gap between them and Chelsea at the top of the table.
On the chalkboard
His previous appearance for the Reds came during the 4-0 win over Arsenal in the Premier League last week, where he found the net and earned an overall match rating of 7/10 from the Liverpool Echo, who said that he “took his goal superbly” and that his “clever flick helped set up the third” goal on the day.
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In addition to his performance against Arsenal, the 24-year-old, who is currently valued at £40.5m by Transfermarkt, has proven throughout the season just what a dangerous attacking threat he can be for Liverpool.
Would you start Jota against Southampton?
In terms of who Jota could replace in the team to take on Southampton after sitting out the Porto game, it seems likely that Klopp could take Takumi Minamino out rather than Sadio Mane or Mohamed Salah, especially since the Japan forward failed to impress in midweek by having no shots at goal or making any key passes.
Also, with Southampton only conceding three more goals than Liverpool in the league so far this season and Klopp saying in his latest press conference that his side will “have to be creative to break them down,” it would make sense for Jota to start, as his attacking and creative talents could be the key to securing another win for the Reds.