Liverpool star Diogo Jota reacts to Leicester win and explains how he fits into Reds squad

Liverpool new boy Diogo Jota has reflected on a ‘great’ 3-0 win for Jurgen Klopp’s side over Leicester City, with the Portuguese international scoring the second goal with an excellent header. Either side of Jota’s goal, an own goal from Jonny Evans and a late header from Roberto Firmino saw the Reds earn all three points.

The victory sees Liverpool go joint on points with league leaders Tottenham Hotspur, who are ahead on goal difference.

Jota is hoping for more of the same as the campaign rolls on, with his magnificent form continuing.

Speaking to BBC Match of the Day, Jota said: “Playing in this team, world champions, means a lot, I just wish we can keep winning matches and I can be important as well, of course.

“We did a great job, offensively, creating chances, as well as defensively. In the end it was a great match.

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“Every squad feels the same, everyone can be important, we need everyone physically and mentally ready to help us.

“It is three points, but they were there near the top, on Wednesday we go again.”

It is a message echoed by Klopp, who was full of praise for his side, telling Sky Sports: “We deserved it. The boys played an incredible game against a top, top, top opponent.

“I don’t take things like this for granted. The boys were on fire football-wise. The front line defended really well. We should have scored more goals.

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“I like the overall performance – the result and clean sheet. We defended incredibly well.

“The front line didn’t play too often together but how they did today was not bad.”

He later added to BBC Match of the Day: “We scored three goals and didn’t concede one, we defended exceptionally well, controlled the game, there were a lot of good things, I can’t pick one that pleased me most – maybe the performance of James Milner at right back.

“He played an exceptional game, first there and then in midfield.

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“That is what we expect from ourselves, injuries were a massive shock in that moment but the boys have to offer solutions. We have centre halves, they are really young. They are not experienced, you saw the bench tonight.

“It’s a tricky situation and when Naby [Keita] goes off with a muscle injury you know the problems will not get smaller.

“The boys know when they are allowed to train with us they have the quality to do so, we don’t give tickets for training, you have to qualify with talent and aptitude. It is a tough school, there a lot of steps to go.

“We have to make sure we recover but the Naby injury didn’t help at all.”

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