Date published: Wednesday 4th November 2020 6:54
Liverpool’s man of the moment Diogo Jota has that he has settled into life at Anfield and paid tribute to skipper Jordan Henderson for making him feel at home.
Jota’s £41m move from Wolves last month came out of the blue, but he has wasted no time finding his feet.
Jota blasted a hat-trick against Atalanta in the 5-0 Champions League win on Tuesday night to take his tally to seven goals in 10 games.
The 23-year-old has revealed the warm welcome he received from Henderson, and how it began before he had even had his first training session at Melwood.
“I have to mention Jordan Henderson, ” Jota told Premier League show Uncut (via the Mirror).
“Even before I arrived for my first training session he already texted me, saying that he will be there for me, saying welcome.
“It was a big thing for me and I was not expecting it and I just wanted to thank Jordan for that.”
Liverpool’s third straight Champions League win has put are them on the verge of qualifying for the last 16.
And Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini said that Tuesday’s 5-0 defeat was much different to their 5-1 defeat away at Man City last season.
“We’ll need to have a thought, because we lost badly at Manchester City last season, but it felt different because we knew we had to improve,” Gasperini said.
The difference tonight was huge, and we need to improve tactically, structurally.
“We came into this game with two positive results, and we faced Liverpool believing we could do well, but the difference was massive and they simply were much better.”
Klopp’s broken nose comment
Meanwhile, Klopp was booked in Bergamo after reacting to a challenge from Georginio Wijnaldum.
Atalanta wing-back Johan Mojica went down a easily following a challenge from the Dutch star and Klopp was not happy.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the German shouted from the touchline: “Are you serious!? I broke my nose five times, it was not one time a foul!”
Klopp’s outburst earned him a yellow card from referee Ovidiu Hategan.
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