Jurgen Klopp hails Diogo Jota's 'world-class' contribution after Liverpool star scores twice

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Jurgen Klopp hails Diogo Jota’s ‘world-class’ contribution after the Liverpool star netted twice to help the Reds overcome Arsenal in the Carabao Cup semi-finals

  • Liverpool beat Arsenal in the semi-final of the Carabao Cup on Thursday night
  • Red manager Jurgen Klopp hailed the ‘world-class’ contribution of Diogo Jota 
  • Jota rose to the challenge in the absence of star duo Mo Salah and Sadio Mane
  • He scored both goals in a 2-0 aggregate win against Arsenal in the semi-final


Jurgen Klopp hailed the ‘world-class’ contribution of Diogo Jota as Liverpool booked a date with Chelsea at Wembley.

Jota rose to the challenge in the absence of Mo Salah and Sadio Mane and scored both goals in a 2-0 aggregate win against Arsenal in the Carabao Cup semi final.

‘Wow, he really is on fire,’ beamed Klopp. ‘We were convinced when he arrived at the club he would help us massively. His mentality and his quality were the reasons we signed him.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hailed the 'world-class' contribution of Diogo Jota (above)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hailed the ‘world-class’ contribution of Diogo Jota (above) 

‘The way he played at Wolves, the runs he made, the defending he had to do but he was always able to produce really exciting stuff.

‘Since he is here he has made another step, he has turned into a really world-class striker. He didn’t just step up tonight. 

‘Yes he scored two goals, but he is really important. His mix of skills is really exciting and he’s in good shape. Long may it continue.’

Klopp said that the 25-year-old was 'on fire' and that they knew he would 'help massively'

Klopp said that the 25-year-old was ‘on fire’ and that they knew he would ‘help massively’

Jota (above) rose to the challenge in the absence of Mo Salah and Sadio Mane and scored both goals in a 2-0 aggregate win against Arsenal in the Carabao Cup semi final

Jota (above) rose to the challenge in the absence of Mo Salah and Sadio Mane and scored both goals in a 2-0 aggregate win against Arsenal in the Carabao Cup semi final

Liverpool reach their first League Cup final since Klopp’s first season at the club when they were beaten on penalties at Wembley by Manchester City.

‘The mood in the dressing room is great, over the moon,’ said the German, who also praised Trent Alexander Arnold for his assist. ‘It’s a difficult game for us and a difficult time. What the boys did tonight against this strong arsenal side was brilliant.

‘The crowd was lively and we calmed it down and played good football. We scored to wonderful goals. The first goal was super play. But the second goal … I don’t think a lot of people in the stadium saw him in that position, but Trent saw him. Outstanding. He has turned into a world-class striker.’

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