Wolverhampton Wanderers central defender Conor Coady has raved about Liverpool winger Diogo Jota on the club’s official website.
Jota joined Liverpool from Premier League rivals Wolves in the summer of 2020 and is set to face his former club on Sunday evening.
Ahead of the match, England international centre-back Coady has spoken highly of the 24-year-old Portugal international winger.
Coady told Wolves’ official website about Jota: “He’s been fantastic. I think every player in our dressing room knew the sort of player he was, we know the sort of character he is, and we know that he would’ve gone there with the right mentality.
“His mentality is incredible and we knew he was going to go there and score goals, and honestly, I couldn’t speak more highly of him. Anybody who comes into our changing room and then moves on to different things, we always want the most success for them in the world, because they’re fantastic people, and that’s no different with Jota.
“We’re looking forwards to coming up against him and hopefully he won’t have too much success on Sunday, but what he’s done since the start of the season has been fantastic, and that’s all credit to him because he’s a brilliant person.”
Immediate impact at Liverpool
Jota has made an immediate impact at Liverpool and has hit the ground running at Anfield.
The winger has scored five goals in eight Premier League matches and has found the back of net four times in five Champions League games for the Merseyside club so far this season, according to WhoScored.
Liverpool already had a world-class front-three in Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, and now they could have a very dangerous ‘front-four’.
Perhaps going forward, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp could make Jota a regular in his starting lineup.
The Portugal international is able to play across the front-line, and he could be a long-term success in the ‘hole’ behind the front-three.