Diogo Jota has only been back in Liverpool training for a short period of time but it looks like he is already making a big impression.
The Portugal international joined up with his Liverpool colleagues in Austria after an extended break following his nation’s Euro 2020 campaign.
Jota had a very good first season at Anfield following a £45 million move from Wolverhampton Wanderers last summer.
And it appears like he’s picking up where he left off.
Here’s what Pep Lijnders, Jurgen Klopp’s assistant, said to the club’s official website about the attacker: “It’s great Diogo has joined us because you see immediately the speed he has and, at the same time, so much control over his body and the ball. It’s frightening. He gives our front line a lot of direction and energy.”
This season could be massive for Jota, if we’re honest.
Without Mohamed Salah’s goals last season, Liverpool would’ve been in major trouble because Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino only netted 25 goals between them – a poor return for players of that calibre.
There is an argument that the pair are declining in terms of goals and Jota – who can and has played in both of their positions – may be called upon to be the Reds’ next best source of goals after Salah.
The 24-year-old bagged 13 in all competitions last season despite only starting 19 games.