Diogo Jota was heard warning the ref: ‘Next time I dive’ after being shoved v Leicester

Diogo Jota is proving to be an absolute bargain for Liverpool.

Plenty of fans and pundits alike raised their eyebrows when it turned out that Jurgen Klopp’s men had forked out more than £40 million for the Wolverhampton Wanderers forward this summer.

Besides, it came mere months after Chelsea had beaten the Reds to Timo Werner and questions were starting to be raised about Roberto Firmino’s form after just nine league goals last season.

Jota’s incredible form

But those worries couldn’t look any sillier now with the Portugal international having hit the ground running on Merseyside and frankly, he’s been one of the club’s star performers.

Kopites are genuinely debating whether Jota deserves a place in the once-immovable front three line-up of Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

And it’s pretty hard to dismiss those musings when you consider Jota has already scored eight times in the famous red jersey, including a Champions League hat-trick away to Atalanta.


Jota scores in Leicester win

But it’s at Anfield where Jota has found himself most at home, becoming the first Liverpool player in history to score in his opening four Premier League appearances at the famous old ground.

Jota notched a trio of winners in England’s top-flight against Arsenal, Sheffield United and West Ham United, though the weekend arguably brought his both important goal of all.

The 23-year-old crowned a jaw-dropping 30-pass move by heading home Andrew Robertson’s cross to score the second goal in a 3-0 win over Leicester City, moving the Reds to joint-top.


Jota says: Next time I’ll dive

It couldn’t be more apparent that Jota is exactly the sort of character that Liverpool and Klopp pride themselves on purchasing and that came across in more instances than one against the Foxes.

We say that because a clip of Jota emerged from the Leicester win that is both feisty and amusing in equal measure, warning the referee: ‘Next time I’ll dive’ after receiving a push in the back.

It’s certainly brilliant to see the Liverpool forward speaking to the match official with such sass and you can join the Kopites who have already enjoyed the footage by checking it out here: