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S-RED 18-09-20 11:02 PM

Diogo Jota
 
Welcome from the champions.

enjoy your next goal at Anfield as much as your last ;O)

spud_gun 18-09-20 11:05 PM

2nd risky thread today.

Madness

Fivex 18-09-20 11:06 PM

IEWT :rock:

Liverpool 18-09-20 11:07 PM

Lean?

http://media1.tenor.com/images/ed323...itemid=5377106

S-RED 18-09-20 11:09 PM

in Edwards we trust. JOTA,JOTA,JOTA

what a brilliant Friday

McDermotX 18-09-20 11:29 PM

Supposedly hot and cold to those who watch him regularly, but always comes across as a proper footballer whenever I catch Wolves.
The sort who could elevate his game surrounded by high quality players I suspect.
This could be a good one. :rock:

Venton 18-09-20 11:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by McDermotX (Post 3654308)
Supposedly hot and cold to those who watch him regularly, but always comes across as a proper footballer whenever I catch Wolves.
The sort who could elevate his game surrounded by high quality players I suspect.
This could be a good one. :rock:

This is it for me. Good engine, quick feet with an eye for a clever pass, can run well with the ball.

Mane was a great player but he's become world class under Klopp. I think Jota will do well.

Buzzo 18-09-20 11:35 PM

As with anyone who we sign, it’s imagining what Klopp can do with them.

I feel pretty much the same as I did when we signed Mane. Totally non plussed :haha: But I was wrong then. It’s great these days, you just 100% trust the club.

I love a signing though :rock: And these days it’s not about buying the best player in the world, it’s about creating the best player in the world as Klopp has done with pretty much every player we’ve bought.

dom9 19-09-20 01:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Buzzo (Post 3654311)
As with anyone who we sign, itís imagining what Klopp can do with them.

I feel pretty much the same as I did when we signed Mane. Totally non plussed :haha: But I was wrong then. Itís great these days, you just 100% trust the club.

I love a signing though :rock: And these days itís not about buying the best player in the world, itís about creating the best player in the world as Klopp has done with pretty much every player weíve bought.

Yep. Agreed.

SB 19-09-20 03:13 AM

Yeah can’t dispute that Buzzo. Total trust in Klopp

Rigadon 19-09-20 06:28 AM

Wasnít expecting this transfer (especially having decided not to buy Werner). However, I like Jota. Be interesting to see where he plays (pressure on Firmino?).

Exiled_red 19-09-20 07:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Buzzo (Post 3654311)
As with anyone who we sign, itís imagining what Klopp can do with them.

I feel pretty much the same as I did when we signed Mane. Totally non plussed :haha: But I was wrong then. Itís great these days, you just 100% trust the club.

I love a signing though :rock: And these days itís not about buying the best player in the world, itís about creating the best player in the world as Klopp has done with pretty much every player weíve bought.

:handshake: I think that this could be a really astute signing, he can cover basically anywhere in the front line, he's young has PL experience and appears a much better fit than our other backup options. Hopefully being around better players (no disrespect to Wolves) will help him become more consistent and he can become a reliable goalscorer to complement our forward line.

Irishnev 19-09-20 07:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Rigadon (Post 3654338)
Wasnít expecting this transfer (especially having decided not to buy Werner). However, I like Jota. Be interesting to see where he plays (pressure on Firmino?).

Heís a versatile Ďforwardí who prefers to play off the left but can play across the front line.





Irishnev 19-09-20 07:53 AM


labourRed 19-09-20 08:26 AM

Has anyone looked into his heritage yet. Surely he's the must Irish looking Portuguese person of all time. I'm claiming him as one of ours until someone does. :rock:

Cormack74 19-09-20 10:47 AM

Did anyone see this coming prior to about 18 hours ago?

Cormack74 19-09-20 10:49 AM

Quote:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54214671

Liverpool have agreed to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Diogo Jota for £41m in a deal that could rise to £45m with add-ons.

The Portugal winger, 23, is set to sign a five-year deal at Anfield.

The move follows Liverpool's £20m capture of Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich.

The Jota deal represents a net spend of about £30m, with defender Ki-Jana Hoever, 18, going the other way for £9m and a possible £4.5m in add-ons.

The Premier League champions have also negotiated a 15% sell-on clause in the transfer that takes young Dutch defender Hoever to Molineux.

Jota can play across the forward line and would provide further cover - in addition to Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi - for Liverpool's vaunted front three of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.

The former Atletico Madrid player joined Wolves on loan in their 2017-18 Championship-winning campaign before making a £12.8m permanent switch in 2018.

Jota has made 131 appearances for the Molineux side, scoring 44 goals, including hat-tricks in last season's Europa League victories against Besiktas and Espanyol.

He is in line to become Liverpool's third summer signing following the arrival of Alcantara and Greece left-back Kostas Tsimikas for about £11.7m.

1 in 3 for Wolves is by no means poor - but hopefully we'll see a significant uplift when he's around better players.

Exiled_red 19-09-20 10:51 AM

We need a confirmed transfer thread now that we are doing some business.

Corndog 19-09-20 11:07 AM

41 mil seems steep even with the payment terms and hoever.

I guess it was just the uncertainty and maybe not being able to pay up front that meant werner was a no go because between Thiago and Jota the final outlay will be higher.

Arguably a better move though getting 2 first team players instead of the one.

Sus 19-09-20 11:23 AM

The Athletic mentioned that Wolves would have happily taken 35m quid if it was paid up front. The price of staggering the payments is the extra 6-10m

The_weatherman 19-09-20 11:50 AM

Nice! This signing makes a lot of sense, now all we need is a centre back and we've checked all boxes!

Gray 19-09-20 12:01 PM

Seems a bit of a Danny Ings signing.

Fivex 19-09-20 12:43 PM

You could have given me a hundred attempts at liking this signing to someone else and Danny Ings wouldnít have made the list :haha:

Gray 19-09-20 12:47 PM

Well it is

Fivex 19-09-20 12:49 PM

In what way? :confused:

Buzzo 19-09-20 02:37 PM

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Pepe79 19-09-20 03:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Buzzo (Post 3654455)
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Why did you delete that?

Buzzo 19-09-20 03:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pepe79 (Post 3654457)
Why did you delete that?

Couldnít be fucked getting into a discussion about which previous signing Jota is most similar to :haha:

Life is too short. It doesnít matter.

Exiled_red 19-09-20 03:51 PM

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/spor...erton-18961742

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Diogo Jota's Everton admission ahead of Liverpool transfer
Diogo Jota has sealed a move to Liverpool and has made an interesting admission about Everton previously

Liverpool have moved swiftly in the transfer market to bolster their attacking additions by capturing Diogo Jota from Premier League rivals Wolves.

The Portugal international became Jurgen Klopp's second signing of the day on Friday, following on from the arrival of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich.

Jota will provide depth in the final third to ease the pressure on Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, an area many have felt Liverpool needed some recruitment in for a while.

Interestingly, some comments from Jota about Liverpool's Merseyside rivals Everton have emerged following news of a deal being completed - where he made quite an admission.

“I loved to watch Everton play, especially when they were playing at home,” he said, as reported by the Mirror.

“It was not a club that fought for the title but that always made life very complicated for the big teams. And I loved that drive and competitiveness. They were relentless.”

While Jota's comments may raise eyebrows, it's worth remembering that childhood support isn't really relevant for footballers - as shown by Jamie Carragher, a boyhood Everton fan who became a Liverpool legend.

This is quite often the case in football too, with new Tottenham signing Matt Doherty deleting tweets declaring his love for Arsenal after signing for Jose Mourinho's side.

So, there's certainly no reason to worry about any potential split in allegiances and it is definitely not an issue for fans to worry about.

In fact, it could provide extra determination for Jota when Liverpool tackle Everton at Goodison Park next month.

Considering Carlo Ancelotti's current evolution with the Blues, it's a match up Jota could relish even more in red.

Jota scored against Everton in a 3-0 victory for Wolves in the Premier League last season.

Poor bastard, imagine growing up in Portugal and supporting Everton :haha:

Pepe79 19-09-20 04:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Buzzo (Post 3654459)
Couldnít be fucked getting into a discussion about which previous signing Jota is most similar to :haha:

Life is too short. It doesnít matter.

Fair enough :haha:

Youíre right though, all the analytics posted above shows that Jota profiles like 2016 Mane. Thereís nothing Danny Ings about it! Not that thereís anything wrong with Danny Ings. :haha:

Buzzo 19-09-20 04:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pepe79 (Post 3654465)
Fair enough :haha:

Youíre right though, all the analytics posted above shows that Jota profiles like 2016 Mane. Thereís nothing Danny Ings about it! Not that thereís anything wrong with Danny Ings. :haha:

:handshake:

McDermotX 19-09-20 04:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Exiled_red (Post 3654461)
https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/spor...erton-18961742



Poor bastard, imagine growing up in Portugal and supporting Everton :haha:

Sell

Shaggy 19-09-20 04:56 PM


Irishnev 19-09-20 04:56 PM


Irishnev 19-09-20 04:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shaggy (Post 3654479)

Ffs :haha:

Shaggy 19-09-20 04:57 PM

:haha::D

Shaggy 19-09-20 04:58 PM


Irishnev 19-09-20 05:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shaggy (Post 3654482)
:haha::D

No point even trying :haha:

Shaggy 19-09-20 05:02 PM


Maxiedge 19-09-20 05:07 PM

No one:

Liverpool: announce Jota :D

In all seriousness though, absolutely blinding signing. We lose so much when either Mane or Salah donít play but this guy can come in and keep that energy going. Also being able to rotate will mean a more fresh Mane and Salah too. Delighted.

Shaggy 19-09-20 05:11 PM


Shaggy 19-09-20 05:23 PM


Shaggy 19-09-20 05:29 PM

Full interview here:

https://streamable.com/bl9s7s

Shaggy 19-09-20 05:31 PM


nebbers 19-09-20 07:10 PM

Nobody leans on things any more...

Irishnev 19-09-20 07:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shaggy (Post 3654491)
Full interview here:

https://streamable.com/bl9s7s

:handshake: Is the one for Thiago floating around anywhere?

BobTheCharmer 19-09-20 07:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nebbers (Post 3654510)
Nobody leans on things any more...

Good.:D

Zapater 19-09-20 08:43 PM

At the price, I would have been tempted to look at Guedes instead. He'd probably be available for a lot less. He's been pretty bad recently and has had injury issues, but feel a good Guedes would be better and could tick the same boxes. Will be interesting to see how Jota develops.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Irishnev (Post 3654524)
:handshake: Is the one for Thiago floating around anywhere?

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7wb3a7

Corndog 19-09-20 08:54 PM

Disagree,

Guedes had 5 goals and 2 assists last season. He has flair but lacks end product massively.

Jota is prem proven in a team that presses fast from the front when out of possession

Gray 19-09-20 09:09 PM

Am I the only one who doesn't get it. Seen his reel and I don't see how he gets game time.

RedReet 19-09-20 09:11 PM

Probably been posted already but...

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On the opening day of their 2020-21 Premier League campaign, Wolves swatted aside Sheffield United 2-0. At times they played with freedom and flair, their forwards fluidly interchanged… Raul Jimenez scored, Daniel Podence and Pedro Neto provided an assist apiece, it was Wolves 4.0.

Unused substitute Diogo Jota didn’t play a single minute. And no one really batted an eyelid.

Jota tailed off towards the end of last season and endured a frustrating couple of months, missing good chances and looking desperately short of confidence, to the extent that he only started three of Wolves’ final eight games. When Nuno Espirito Santo’s team lined up for one of the club’s biggest matches in 50 years, a Europa League quarter-final against Sevilla, Jota wasn’t in the XI. He wasn’t even the first attacking substitute Nuno sent on that night. It was arguably the lowest point of Jota’s three-year Wolves career.

It’s in this context that a transfer fee of up to £45 million from Liverpool represents outstanding business for Wolves.

Not even six weeks after that loss to Sevilla, he’s moving from the Molineux bench to the champions of England. Liverpool supporters may wonder why exactly that is.

Well, for a start, Jota is Wolves’ best forward on his day. Better even than Adama Traore. His skill set, work rate, unstinting tenacity, strength, dribbling ability and his goals and assists output place him above Traore, Neto and Podence.

He’s taken to English football like bread to butter since arriving in summer 2017, formed at-times telepathic understandings with Jimenez and Jonny Castro Otto, been fearless in attack, performed an outstanding job for the team on endless occasions and been kicked to kingdom come and dusted himself down and got on with it. Qualities that Jurgen Klopp clearly admires.

He’s provided memories that will last for decades and he’s only 23. His best is yet to come.

It’s in this context that a transfer fee of up to £45 million from Liverpool could represent outstanding business… for Liverpool.

Nuno decided at the start of the summer that Jota, who only moved house in Wolverhampton a couple of months ago and recently announced he’s expecting his first child with his partner Rute, could move on for the right price, hence his unused substitute appearance on Monday at Bramall Lane and a hasty exit from Molineux on Thursday night before the Carabao Cup defeat to Stoke.

It’s felt, primarily, that while he may go on and do great things at Liverpool, he’s peaked at Wolves.

More importantly, Wolves’ style is evolving. Their swashbuckling counter-attacks will always be there, but Nuno doesn’t want those counter-attacks to define how his team score goals. He wants more possession, he wants to dominate opponents from back to front, from minute one to minute 90. Wolves are changing.

Jota is perhaps the ultimate counter-attacking player and Wolves believe that different players (Podence and Neto for a start, but in time Fabio Silva and future signings) will be better suited to the new style.

Just when Wolves looked to have, by normal standards, strength in depth in the forward areas, Jota’s exit leaves a vacancy to fill on the face of it, but The Athletic understands he won’t be directly replaced during this window.

Nuno reiterated last week his unstinting desire for a small senior squad. Jota being on the bench didn’t fit that philosophy.

Wolves do hope to strengthen elsewhere in the coming weeks, but in Jimenez, Neto, Podence, Traore and Silva they feel they have enough competition in the attacking positions, particularly in a new-look 3-5-2 formation which looks set to stay for the time being.

It should also be stated that the Fosun business model doesn’t align with Wolves rushing out and spending £45 million on a proven replacement. They’ll buy young, they’ll look for bargains, they’ll sell for a big profit before the player’s value depreciates. Silva, fellow 18-year-old Ki-Jana Hoever and Vitinha, 20, all fit the textbook recruitment model, not a £45 million ready-made forward.

The primary concern with Jota’s departure — and that of Matt Doherty to Tottenham Hotspur — is the goals and assists they take with them… a combined 34 in all competitions last season.

Traore, who scored four times in the Premier League last season, has been identified as a source of extra goals, and he was notably handed a shoot-on-sight licence against Sheffield United. Elsewhere, the mantle will pass to Podence and Neto to make up the shortfall.

From a small sample size of 550 minutes in a Wolves shirt, Podence (one goal, four assists) has provided either a goal or an assist every 110 minutes. Neto (six goals, five assists) is up at one goal involvement every 160 minutes. Jota’s 26 goals and 13 assists during his two top-flight seasons with Wolves see his figure at a goal or assist every 146 minutes.

While the fee is a maximum of £45 million with add-ons, Wolves will initially receive less than £4.5 million of that in the next 12 months. That’s a common way that they do business for their incoming transfers and indeed some outgoing, such as Helder Costa to Leeds United. Wolves will receive £5 million a year for the next four years from Elland Road.

Their flexibility was said to be key to the Jota deal, but while Wolves’ first-year income is meagre, Liverpool will ultimately pay more over time than they’d likely have been willing to shell out in one lump sum. For example, Wolves would have accepted a straight £35 million offer, but the champions wanted to spread the cost long-term and therefore paid extra because of that.

In Jota, Costa (£20 million) and Doherty (£15 million, paid up front by Spurs), Wolves have negotiated three deals that will eventually see them receive £80 million. Costa was surplus to requirements, Jota had dipped out of the first team and Doherty would have little resale in two years’ time given he turns 29 in January.

That long-term business logic, as you’d expect from an investment firm like Fosun, is sound, but ultimately fans care little for profit, loss and bank balances; they want Wolves to kick on this season and challenge for the top six and they want to see their favourite players stay at the club. Fosun is a business, Fosun isn’t sentimental, Fosun wants a return on its investment.

Jota will be missed. He wasn’t perfect — his scoring record was streakier than a pound of smoked bacon, he could easily go two months without contributing anything in front of goal and at that age he wasn’t the finished article.

But at his best he was unstoppable. An electric whippet of skill, trickery and fearlessness.

Via the Jorge Mendes carousel, he sacrificed Champions League football with Porto for the Championship, as did Nuno, Ruben Neves and Willy Boly.

There was his double salvo to beat Nottingham Forest early in that Championship season. A few weeks later he left Aston Villa duo James Chester and Robert Snodgrass doing a Laurel & Hardy impression when they tripped over each other trying to block a stunning drive into the corner which sent Molineux berserk.

Add to those his goal against Chelsea which ended a 13-game scoreless streak at the start of the first Premier League campaign; a breathtaking hat-trick against Leicester City including a last-minute 4-3 winner which led Nuno to take leave of his senses and run onto the pitch; a last-gasp equaliser against Crystal Palace early last season which got Wolves out of a massive bottom-three-shaped hole; a breathtaking 11-minute hat-trick against Besiktas; another treble against Espanyol; a goal at Spurs in March before he set up Jimenez for the winner.

Jota Wolves Manchester United goal FA Cup
(Photo: Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)
And then the small matter of an era-defining strike, a seminal moment in Nuno’s reign, that heart-stopping, lung-bursting, emotion-inducing winner against Manchester United in a 2018-19 FA Cup quarter-final (above). He ran from halfway, left Luke Shaw eating grass and kerplunked his shot past Sergio Romero. Molineux shook to its core. Time stopped. People cried. It was the goal that defined a generation. Not bad, Diogo.

His ability to gain 40 yards in the blink of eye was exceptional. At first in England, he would feign injury and bleat to the referee — he soon cut that out and used his deceptive strength to shrug off defenders who hopelessly clawed at him like deranged zombies trying to catch the last surviving human.

It always felt like Jota would be one who went to the very top with Wolves, should they get there, from the Championship to the Champions League. That’s what he does on Football Manager, taking charge of small teams and guiding them to glory. It’s how he saw his Wolves career, too.

But this is a different Wolves era, one where sentimentality carries absolutely no weight whatsoever.

Jota joins an increasing list of fan favourites who’ve departed either before or at their peak; Doherty, Ivan Cavaleiro, Barry Douglas.

It’s worked for Wolves so far.




Pepe79 19-09-20 09:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gray (Post 3654537)
Am I the only one who doesn't get it. Seen his reel and I don't see how he gets game time.

Keeping in mind that rotation is a must this season, have a look at the stats on page 1 of this thread. Then also remember that Klopp has improved just about every player we've signed.

Liverpool 19-09-20 09:52 PM

Also football is played in 90 minute segments and not 15 second clips. :rock:

peekay 20-09-20 08:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gray (Post 3654537)
Am I the only one who doesn't get it. Seen his reel and I don't see how he gets game time.

I think part of the reason why his youtube compilations don't look that impressive is that he does not have an extraordinary attribute - good pace but not electric; has skill but not the type of control which causes you to jump out of your chair, good finisher but not the type who will convert half chances into goals, good creative passer but not like De Bruyne level.

Reading various articles about him, it looks like his biggest attributes are flexibility - can play multiple positions, game intelligence, and mentality. He is good at a number of things and can put them together to make an impact.
Difficult to make impressive youtube compilations highlighting those.

Gray 20-09-20 08:37 AM

Obviously I hope he's mustard. Klopp knows stuff.

Slinky Skills 20-09-20 09:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Irishnev (Post 3654346)

A few things of note after watching that.

He's very good with both feet

He's actually quite clinical, he picks some good areas of the net to bury goals which makes it more difficult for keepers to save

I like his passion, he looks like a really passionate guy who will get the crowd and fans here in Liverpool, he also looks a bit of a loon too lol

Will be very interesting to see how he gets on, I've not seen much of him so I can't comment on what he's like.

Irishnev 20-09-20 09:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zapater (Post 3654531)
At the price, I would have been tempted to look at Guedes instead. He'd probably be available for a lot less. He's been pretty bad recently and has had injury issues, but feel a good Guedes would be better and could tick the same boxes. Will be interesting to see how Jota develops.



https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7wb3a7

:handshake:

Fredo 20-09-20 10:23 AM

Diogo Jota
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gray (Post 3654537)
Am I the only one who doesn't get it. Seen his reel and I don't see how he gets game time.



Iím sure a lot of people said the same thing when we signed Sadio Mane. Jotaís scoring record is really good and he is only 23. I think itís a great signing.

Robbie-9-Fowler 20-09-20 10:50 AM

I'm hoping the analytics are right on him because like others for the price I'm struggling to see it of the limited amount I've seen of him.

Then again, we did think Salah was back up for Mane :haha:

baitman 20-09-20 01:02 PM

Salah and Mane were both dead certs for me.

No whelm for jota :tumble:


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