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Jurgen Klopp hails Diogo Jota’s world-class contribution after Liverpool star scores twice

Jurgen Klopp praises Diogo Jota’s world-class contribution after Liverpool star scores twice to see Reds triumph over Arsenal in Carabao Cup semi-final

  • Liverpool defeated Arsenal in the Carabao Cup semi-final on Thursday night
  • Red manager Jurgen Klopp praised ‘world class’ contribution from Diogo Jota
  • Jota took on the challenge in the absence of star duo Mo Salah and Sadio Mane
  • He scored both goals in a 2-0 win against Arsenal in the semi-finals



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Jurgen Klopp praised Diogo Jota’s ‘world class’ contribution when Liverpool booked a date with Chelsea at Wembley.

Jota rose to the challenge in the absence of Mo Salah and Sadio Mané, scoring both goals in a 2-0 aggregate win against Arsenal in the Carabao Cup semi-final.

“Wow, he’s really on fire,” Klopp beamed. “When he arrived at the club, we were convinced that he would help us immensely. His mentality and his quality were the reasons why we signed him.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised Diogo Jota's 'world class' contribution (above)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised Diogo Jota’s ‘world class’ contribution (above)

“The way he played at Wolves, the runs he made, the defense he had to do, but he was always able to produce really exciting stuff.

“Since he’s here, he’s taken another step, he’s become a real world-class striker. He didn’t just leave tonight.

“Yes, he scored two goals, but he is really important. His mix of skills is really exciting and he is in great shape. May it go on long.’

Klopp said the 25-year-old was 'on fire' and they knew he would 'help en masse'

Klopp said the 25-year-old was 'on fire' and they knew he would 'help en masse'

Klopp said the 25-year-old was ‘on fire’ and they knew he would ‘help en masse’

Jota (above) took on the challenge in the absence of Mo Salah and Sadio Mane, scoring both goals in a 2-0 aggregate win against Arsenal in the Carabao Cup semi-final

Jota (above) took on the challenge in the absence of Mo Salah and Sadio Mane, scoring both goals in a 2-0 aggregate win against Arsenal in the Carabao Cup semi-final

Jota (above) took on the challenge in the absence of Mo Salah and Sadio Mane, scoring both goals in a 2-0 aggregate win against Arsenal in the Carabao Cup semi-final

Liverpool reach their first League Cup final since Klopp’s first season with the club, when they were defeated by Manchester City on penalties at Wembley.

“The mood in the dressing room is great, overjoyed,” said the German, who also praised Trent Alexander Arnold for his assist. “It’s a difficult game for us and a difficult time. What the boys did tonight against this strong arsenal was brilliant.

“The crowd was lively and we calmed it down and played good football. We scored to beautiful goals. The first goal was super game. But the second goal… I don’t think many people in the stadium saw him in that position, but Trent did. Excellent. He has become a world-class striker.’

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