Talk about a dream debut for new Liverpool FC forward Diogo Jota in the Monday night showdown with Arsenal FC. With the Reds clinging to a 2-1 lead in the Liverpool vs. Arsenal showdown, the Gunners looked like they were getting close to tying things up.
However, Jota had other ideas, as he blasted a shot into the back of the net to secure the Liverpool win at 3-1 in the 88th minute. It's a moment he'll never forget, and neither will Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
🤩| There’s been some special names to score on their Premier League debut and do great for Liverpool.— The Kopite (@TheKopiteOFF) September 29, 2020
✅ 1997 - Michael Owen
✅ 2011 - Luis Suarez
✅ 2016 - Sadio Mané
✅ 2017 - Mo Salah
✅ 2020 - Diogo Jota
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"Diogo came on, played his natural football, tried to defend the way we defend and he's only on about 20 percent of information for what we do exactly," Klopp said after the victory. "We had team meetings to talk about it, but it will take time.
"Today he had like 60 or 70 minutes time to watch how Sadio (Mane) is doing it and he came on the pitch and played incredibly well. He scored a super goal, nice first game at Anfield. So he will never forget that and I will never forget it, so a cool start."
The Liverpool news just keeps getting better for Klopp. Jota was able to come on late in the game and made an immediate impact. That will only continue as the Liverpool schedule gets into the heart of the English Premier League season.
As for the Gunners, the Arsenal schedule won't get much easier for them moving forward, as they hope to rise in the English Premier League table. Liverpool is off to a perfect 3-0 to start the year. Will the Reds win another English Premier League title? Things are looking good for them early on this campaign.