Players - Diogo Jota

Diogo Jota
Birthdate: 4 December 1996
Birthplace: Porto, Portugal
Other clubs: Paços Ferreira (2013-16), Atletico Madrid (2016-18), Porto (loan 2016-17), Wolves (2017-20)
Bought from: Wolves
Signed for LFC: £45m, 19.09.2020
International debut: 14.11.2019 vs. Lithuania
International caps: 22/8 (18/7 at LFC) - 14.11.2021
Liverpool debut: 24.09.2020
Last appearance: 22.05.2022
Debut goal: 28.09.2020
Last goal: 10.04.2022
Contract expiry: 30.06.2025
Win ratio: 69.05% W:58 D:17 L:9
Games/goals ratio: 2.47
Games/assists ratio: 12
Honours: League Cup 2022, FA Cup 2022
League games / goals / assists: 54 / 24 / 4
Total games / goals / assists: 84 / 34 / 7

Player Profile

Diogo Jota was only linked with a move to Liverpool 24 hours prior to him signing a five-year contract with the English champions. He netted 17 goals in the Championship as Wolves were promoted in 2017/18 and added 16 goals to his name in the Premier League before he signed for Liverpool. Jota came to Wolves from Atletico Madrid, having spent the previous season on loan at Porto where Nuno Espirito Santo was in charge and who subsequently wanted him to follow him to England. Adama Traore was the player most often linked with a move from Wolves to Liverpool and Jota's transfer came as a surprise to many. Liverpool have made a habit of finding players who hadn't made a big name for themselves internationally but have gone on to greater things under the guidance of Klopp and his staff at Liverpool and they must have spotted enough potential in Jota that could make him a vital member of the squad. Shortly after his arrival, Klopp revealed that Jota had been on his radar for a long time: "Diogo Jota was on my list for the last 2-3 years - but (for a transfer to happen) it needs to be a right moment. I'm really happy that he's here now."

Jota made an instant impact in his first Premier League appearance as a substitute against Arsenal on 28 September, scoring the third goal in a 3-1 win for Liverpool. He proved to be an excellent alternative throughout the season to the regular front three of Salah, Mane and Firmino. When he missed three months with a knee injury from December to February, his absence was felt. By the end of the campaign he had scored nine goals in nineteen Premier League appearances, as well as four from nine in the Champions League. 
 
Jota has continued to impress and the sky seems the limit. Klopp revealed in December 2021 what convinced Liverpool to pursue him. “I remember the first time I saw him I thought he could be a player for me because of how intense he was in all situations,” said Klopp. "Technically he was on a really high level but the intensity he puts in makes all the difference as at our level all players have technical quality. You make a difference with your attitude and that was what I was most excited about adding Diogo to the mix. People said he didn’t score an awful lot of goals but the problem is Wolves had the most intense style of play for offensive wingers. Jimenez was allowed to stay up but the rest had to cover the whole pitch and it costs you energy. And he was very young then. All that made it very interesting for us and it was clear he would make the next steps with us. What I didn’t know when I saw him first is Diogo is an incredible package. From a personality point of view he is an incredible boy, really smart, structured in a nice way.”
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 54 5 6 19 0 84
2020-2021 19 0 2 9 0 30
2021-2022 35 5 4 10 0 54
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Apps Minutes Opponent
7 427 Arsenal
5 241 Chelsea
4 313 Leicester City
4 302 Aston Villa
4 238 Wolves
4 234 Manchester City
3 250 Southampton
3 238 Newcastle United
3 184 Manchester United
3 182 Everton
3 166 Crystal Palace
3 127 Brighton & Hove Albion
3 107 West Ham United
2 172 Brentford
2 167 Midtjylland
2 163 Leeds United
2 145 Norwich City
2 129 Inter Milan
2 118 Atletico Madrid
2 115 Tottenham
2 111 Real Madrid
2 104 Burnley
2 98 Ajax
2 94 Atalanta
2 86 Benfica
2 63 Villarreal
1 90 Watford
1 90 Fulham
1 90 Cardiff City
1 90 Nottingham Forest
1 88 Porto
1 83 Sheffield United
1 71 AC Milan
1 71 Red Bull Leipzig
1 33 Lincoln City
Total Started/substitutions
58 Started
4 On the bench
26 Substitute
38 Substituted
Total Venue
43 Home
40 Away
1 Neutral
Total Competition
54 Premier League
19 Champions League
6 League Cup
5 FA Cup
Total W D L Win % Manager
84 58 17 9 69% Jürgen Klopp
Goals per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 24 2 3 5 0 34
2020-2021 9 0 0 4 0 13
2021-2022 15 2 3 1 0 21
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Assists per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 4 1 0 2 0 7
2020-2021 0 0 0 1 0 1
2021-2022 4 1 0 1 0 6
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Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 24.09.2020 Lincoln City Sincil Bank League Cup
50 16.12.2021 Newcastle United Anfield League
Milestone Goals
# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 88 28.09.2020 Arsenal Anfield League
Other Clubs
Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Pacos Ferreira 2014-2015 Portugal 1 10 2 12 4
Pacos Ferreira 2015-2016 Portugal 1 31 12 35 14
Porto 2016-2017 Portugal 1 27 8 38 9
Wolves 2017-2018 Championship 44 17 46 18
Wolves 2018-2019 Premier League 33 9 37 10
Wolves 2019-2020 Premier League 34 7 48 16
Total 179 55 216 71