Forward Diogo Jota is already “close” to fully adapting to life as a Liverpool player, according to his beaming manager Jurgen Klopp.
Portugese Jota headed in the winner at Anfield on Saturday as the Reds came from behind to beat Sheffield United.
The 23-year-old‘s goal was his third for his new club and indeed his second in two games on home turf.
Speaking after the 2-1 win over the Blades, Klopp revealed his delight at his new attacker’s immediate progress.
“Yes, Diogo scored a super goal and was really involved in the game. He can be much better, 100 per cent, and that’s good news,” the coach said post-match.
“He is still adapting. In the moment, a lot of things we do are not natural to him but that’s only because Wolves play different – but a lot of things he did for Wolves are exactly what we want him to do.
“Yes, that he is that close already is just a sign how good a player he is. As I said, if he stays fit, he’s 23 and the future is bright, let me say it like this.
“We will need his quality and I am really happy that he settled nicely so far.”
Klopp also said that Jota has a lot of traits that make him a fantastic player. However it is humble nature which his manager says makes him “so easy” to like him.
Klopp hails Jota personality
“It is not too much about what he’s brought in the team. He is a good player, that’s why we signed him,” Klopp added.
“I said it only a few minutes ago when I was speaking with my coaches that it is so easy – he is such a likeable person and so it is so easy to like him. That makes everything easier.
“Then the player he is: he is quick, he has the physicality, he is strong, he is good in the air, he is good on the ground…a lot of good things. He has exactly the quality we need, so that helps a lot.”
Liverpool came from behind after conceding a penalty, given after a VAR review ruled that Fabinho’s challenge happened inside the 18-yard-box.