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Darren Bent raved about Liverpool winger Diogo Jota on Premier League Productions.

The former Tottenham Hotspur striker, who now works as a pundit for talkSPORT and Sky Sports, believes that Jota has proven to be a good signing for Liverpool.

Bent has added that he was surprised that the defending Premier League champions had a clear run at the 23-year-old Portugal international winger in the summer of 2020.

As reported by BBC Sport, Liverpool paid Premier League rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers an initial transfer fee of £41 million to sign Jota.

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Bent said on Premier League Productions: “When Liverpool signed him, a lot of people spoke about the price and said, ‘It’s a lot of money’. It didn’t really surprise me because he was superb at Wolves. The only surprise to me was that there weren’t more people in for him because I thought, ‘What a top player’.

“Liverpool got the jump on everyone to go and sign someone like him. I think for Jurgen Klopp it’s a dream to have him because he can slot in any one of them front three. Not only that, wherever he plays, he will always play with quality. He has been scoring goals as well. What a signing he has been.”

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Encouraging start at Liverpool

Liverpool have a very settled and potent front-three, but Jota has already shown that he can become part of the front three.

The winger is able to play in a number of positions in attack, and he is scoring goals, providing assists and making a difference as a substitute.

According to WhoScored, Jota has scored three goals in 305 minutes in the Premier League and has found the back of the net on four occasions in 177 minutes of Champions League football for Liverpool so far this season.

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