Klopp lauds Mane's understudy & Salah after Arsenal win

Klopp lauds Mane's understudy & Salah after Arsenal win
Liverpool's Diogo Jota (left) speaks with manager Jurgen Klopp

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Sep 29, 2020. 16:00

Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp says the club’s new signing Diogo Jota is learning from Sadio Mane.

Senegalese star Mane was on the scoresheet as the Reds defeated Arsenal in an English Premier League match on Monday night.

The speedy winger was replaced by Portugal international Jota, who netted on his Premier League debut to seal a 3-1 win for Liverpool.

Jota recently joined the Reds from English side Wolverhampton Wanderers and he is seen as Mane’s understudy.

“I love it. Diogo came on, played naturally his football, tried to defend the way we defend. He is on 20 per cent of information on what we do exactly,” Klopp said on the club’s official website.

“We had meetings to talk about it and that will all take time. Today he had 60 or 70 minutes to watch how Sadio is doing and then he came on the pitch and did incredibly well.

“He scored a super goal, a nice first game at Anfield. He will never forget it, I will never forget it. A cool start.”

Klopp was also pleased with Mohamed Salah’s performance despite the Egyptian forward having failed to score on the night.

“Mo played an absolutely exceptional game tonight; I would have wished for him that he could have scored,” he added.

“I don’t think Robbo’s goal was the reaction from the situation before [the Lacazette goal], the performance was the reaction and it was really good.

“The goal we scored was a cross from the right full-back and the left full-back finished it off, which is absolutely amazing.”

Mane and Salah have both netted three goals in the Premier League this season.

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