Did Diogo Jota tell Leicester fans to ‘f*** off’? New angle of Liverpool striker’s celebration after penalty shootout win has Reds fans debating what he mouthed to Foxes fans after converting winning spot-kick
- Liverpool defeated Leicester 5-4 on penalties in the Carabao Cup after 3-3 draw
- Diogo Jota scored the winning spot-kick in front of Leicester fans at Anfield
- His celebrations after his successful penalty were in front of the Foxes fans
- A new angle has emerged showing him appearing to shout at the supporters
- Reds fans have speculated about his choice of words following cup tie
Liverpool fans revelled in Diogo Jota’s celebration towards Leicester City supporters after helping the Reds progress to the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup.
But a new angle has emerged suggesting the forward had a few choice words towards the travelling fans at Anfield.
Emotions were high post-match as Liverpool had come from 3-1 down in the second half to draw 3-3 after Jota came off the bench to score, and Takumi Minamino grabbed an equaliser in the fifth minute of stoppage time to force a penalty shootout.
Diogo Jota celebrates after scoring Liverpool’s winning penalty kick against Leicester City
Jota celebrated his winner in front of the travelling Leicester supporters behind the goal
The spot-kicks were taken in front of the Leicester fans, with the Reds triumphing 5-4 following saved penalties from Luke Thomas and Ryan Bertrand.
It was Jota’s effort from 12 yards that sealed the win to set up a semi-final against Arsenal, and he celebrated his goal in front of the Foxes supporters with energetic gestures.
But a few supporters on Reddit believe he may have been a little expletive with his choice of words following a new angle emerging of his post-match celebrations.
Jota’s spot-kick ensured a 5-4 shootout victory to set up a semi-final with Arsenal
Earlier in the game he had scored to help Liverpool comeback from 3-1 down to draw 3-3
One supporter suggested that the Liverpool forward gave the Leicester fans a ‘cheeky “f*** off” at the end?’
That led to a humorous exchange in replies to the message with another fan jokingly suggesting he was washing them an ‘enjoyable Christmas’.
They added: ‘Looks like he said. “I hope you have a lovely and enjoyable Christmas with friends and family” but I could be wrong.’
Another said: ‘I think he said “Fudge Off” which I believe is a traditional Portuguese Christmas tradition of making sweets and exchanging them with your friends.’
Jota appeared to have a few choice words towards the Leicester supporters post-match
Reds boss Klopp praised the impact of his substitutes in his post-match interview.
‘In the first half when we played the right football we were good but when we played in their formation it was not good, they had counter-attacks and scored easy goals,’ the German said.
‘At half-time we told the boys ‘I like the game apart from the mistakes we made around the goal and improve in a few moments. We should play around their formation, to play in the half-spaces more.’
‘The changes helped of course, when you can bring in Jota in the shape he is in, having Millie at No.6 [in midfield] was clear we wouldn’t struggle for mentality any more and Naby when he came on, oh what a game he played.
‘The boys were just outstanding. I really liked it a lot.’