Liverpool old boy Jose Enrique believes new signing Diogo Jota has what it takes to challenge Jurgen Klopp’s famed front three.
The Reds kicked off their Champions League campaign with a narrow 1-0 win at Ajax on Wednesday night.
Nicolas Tagliafico’s own goal separated the Dutch giants and Klopp’s men in Amsterdam, with Jota shining after coming off the bench.
Jota, who joined the Premier League champions last month, enjoyed a bright European debut for the Reds, coming on for 30 minutes after Sadio Mane was taken off.
And the former Wolves winger’s speed was causing the hosts all sorts of issues. However, his final ball let him down at times.
Nevertheless, former Reds left-back Enrique has admitted that he loves Jota ‘more and more’ with each and every appearance, backing him to be an ‘incredible signing’.
He said on his Instagram account after Liverpool’s win: “Very difficult game but the most important we got the 3 points against a very difficult and very good Ajax.
“Who is your man of the match? For me is between fabinho and Gomez but I will give it to fabinho for his first half display.
“And as well a player that I love more and more in our LFC shirt is jota. I believe he is going to be an incredible signing for us. He is going to put a good fight to the front 3 for a spot in the starting eleven.”
Jota’s signing raised a few eyebrows after the Reds effectively paid £45million for a back-up to Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.
But Enrique clearly feels that the former Wolves man has what it takes to become a regular at Anfield.
Klopp wants instant Fabinho improvement
Fabinho has confirmed Jurgen Klopp quickly turned to him to replace Virgil van Dijk in the Liverpool defence. Biut he has demanded one instant improvement the Brazilian must make to his game.
Van Dijk is likely to be out for the rest of the season after injuring his anterior cruciate ligament last Saturday.
The injury presents a huge task for Jurgen Klopp. The Liverpool boss must play long-term without the Dutchman in the Premier League for the first time since January 2018.
However, versatile Brazilian Fabinho is the man who will step into Van Dijk’s shoes in defence. He showed again his credentials with a solid display as Liverpool edged out Ajax 1-0 in the Champions League.
Now Fabinho has detailed the conversation Klopp had with him about replacing the Dutchman. Read more…