‘The recruitment has been absolutely sensational’: Adam Lallana full of praise for Liverpool forward Diogo Jota after he nets third goal since summer arrival in Champions League victory against Midtjylland on Tuesday night
- Diogo Jota opened the scoring in Liverpool’s 2-0 win against Midtjylland
- The Portuguese forward netted the winner versus Sheffield United on Saturday
- Jota has hit the ground running since his £43m summer arrival from Wolves
- Ex-Liverpool man Adam Lallana praised the Reds’ transfer committee and Jota
- REPORT: Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah guide Liverpool to European victory
Former Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana was extremely complimentary of Diogo Jota and his impact since arriving at Anfield after the Portuguese scored for the second game running.
Jota, who netted the winner against Sheffield United on Saturday, opened the scoring in the Champions League against Midtjylland on Tuesday night, with Mohamed Salah sealing the victory late on by winning and scoring a penalty.
And Lallana, who left Liverpool in the summer for Brighton after six years at the club, paid tribute to the transfer committee at the Premier League champions for their shrewd summer business in landing ex-Wolves man Jota.
Ex-Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana was full of praise for the Reds’ recent recruitment
Lallana admits Diogo Jota has so far ‘proven his worth’ after he scored again on Tuesday night
‘The recruitment has been absolutely sensational,’ Lallana told BT Sport after Liverpool’s 2-0 win.
‘[Diogo] Jota’s proven his worth so far, long may it continue.’
‘When I first joined Liverpool I tried too hard. It took me between a year and 18 months to settle in – the way Jota’s come in straight away is not to be sniffed at.’
Jurgen Klopp has so far been justified in spending £43million on Portuguese forward Jota
Ex-Liverpool striker Peter Crouch spoke with a similar sentiment about Liverpool’s signings in recent years.
‘When you join Liverpool it goes up – everything is magnified,’ Crouch said.
‘The moment you walk through those doors, the weight of history goes over you – all the signings in recent times has been first class.’
Jota tapped-in from close range to score his third goal for the club since his summer arrival
Jota’s strike on Tuesday, his third since arriving from Wolves for £43m in the summer, was actually the 10,000th goal in the history of Liverpool Football Club – but the man himself was more bothered about helping his side to two wins out of two in Europe.
‘It’s a stat!’ Jota exclaimed. ‘[I’m] just happy to help the team achieve the win! After a good away win it’s important to keep adding points – we did our job.
‘Everyone in the squad knows there’ll be important at some point in the season – when you have the chance you need to be able to do your job.’
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