Jurgen Klopp hails Diogo Jota after Liverpool win; Mikel Arteta concerned by Arsenal discipline

Jurgen Klopp hails Diogo Jota after Liverpool win; Mikel Arteta concerned by Arsenal discipline

Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp on double goalscorer Diogo Jota: “He’s turned into a world-class striker, and that’s really helpful for us. I don’t think a lot of people saw him in that position for the second goal, but Trent and he finished it off – absolutely outstanding.”

Jota made light of the absence of Liverpool big-hitters Sadio Mane and Mo Salah in a man-of-the-match performance at the Emirates Stadium, scoring both goals and giving Takehiro Tomiyasu a torrid time on the right of the Gunners defence from the first whistle to last to see the Reds into next month’s Carabao Cup final.

The brace took him to 14 goals in a Liverpool shirt this season from only 22 starts in all competitions and left head coach Klopp regaling the talents of a player whose £41m price tag drew some scorn when he first joined the club less than two years ago.

“We were completely convinced when he arrived he’d help us massively,” he told Sky Sports. “There are so many things before you sign a player, nowadays you can watch 100 games, we were really confident but since he’s been here he’s made another step. He’s turned into a world-class striker, and that’s really helpful for us.

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