Diogo Jota has settled in very well at Liverpool Football Club. The telepathy between him (Jota) and his team mates does not suggest that he (Jota) has spent less than three months at the Merseyside club.
The Portuguese is currently ranked second as Liverpool's top scorer with seven (7) goals in ten (10) games this season.
Jurgen Klopp has said that he would not be faced with selection headache. But, Jota's presence is likely to change a few dynamics at Liverpool.
Here three things that would change as a result of Jota's early promise.
1. Another goal threat for Liverpool
Sallah, Mane and Firmino have been the main source of Liverpool's goals and success in recent years. Apart from the trio, no Liverpool player bar Phillepe Coutinho has scored ten (10) or more goals in a single season since the start of 2017-2018 season.
The availability of Diogo Jota gives Liverpool another goal outlet. Jota has scored seven goals so far, that is a goal in every seventy-one (71) minutes. Jota has scored with both feet as well as his head.
The likes of Shaqiri and Origi have stepped in sparingly but Jota's early promise proves that Jurgen Klopp has another firepower under his sleeve.
2. Healthy competition for the front three
Sallah, Mane and Firmino have brought the best from each other. From sublime assists to serving as decoys to creating of space for others to score. To create the right balance for the team, Jurgen Klopp would have to bench one among Sallah, Mane and Firmino to accommodate the enterprising Diogo Jota.
Firmino's dip in form makes him the most likeliest to be replaced by Jota as experienced on Tuesday against Atalanta BC. Both Mohammed Sallah and Sadio Mane would have to maintain their good form as Diogo Jota can also play on either wing.
3. There would be limited opportunities for Shaqiri and Origi
Both Shaqiri and Divock Origi have produced goals when called upon. A typical example was in the 2018-19 champions league semi-final, when the duo played starring roles to overturn a 3:0 deficit against FC Barcelona in the absence of Mohammed Sallah and Roberto Firmino. Shaqiri and Origi have contributed to twenty-three (23) goals across all competitions since 2018-19 season.
With Jota's seven (7) goals in just ten (10) games, it looks like Jurgen Klopp would give the Portuguese opportunity ahead of Shaqiri and Origi.
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