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: 4/1
Liverpool debut: 24.09.2020
Last appearance: 24.10.2021
Debut goal: 28.09.2020
Last goal: 24.10.2021
Contract expiry: 30.06.2025
Win ratio: 60.98% W:25 D:10 L:6
Games/goals ratio: 2.41
League games / goals / assists: 27 / 13 / 1
Total games / goals / assists: 41 / 17 / 2

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 will provide options for Klopp in attack where he can create and score goals, having netted 17 goals in the Championship as Wolves were promoted to the Premier League in 2017/18 and had 16 goals to his name last season in the Premier and Europa League. Jota came to Wolves from Atletico Madrid, having spent the previous season on loan at Porto where Nuno Espirito Santo was in charge and 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.
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 27 0 2 12 0 41
2020-2021 19 0 2 9 0 30
2021-2022 8 0 0 3 0 11
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Apps Minutes Opponent
3 115 Arsenal
2 180 Aston Villa
2 167 Midtjylland
2 164 Manchester United
2 163 Leeds United
2 158 Manchester City
2 111 Real Madrid
2 98 Wolves
2 98 Ajax
2 94 Atalanta
2 76 Crystal Palace
2 75 Chelsea
1 90 Brentford
1 90 Fulham
1 90 Brighton & Hove Albion
1 89 Leicester City
1 88 Porto
1 83 Sheffield United
1 81 Burnley
1 79 Southampton
1 71 AC Milan
1 71 Red Bull Leipzig
1 61 Norwich City
1 58 Newcastle United
1 33 Lincoln City
1 28 Atletico Madrid
1 20 West Ham United
1 12 Everton
Total Started/substitutions
28 Started
2 On the bench
13 Substitute
21 Substituted
Total Venue
22 Home
19 Away
Total Competition
27 Premier League
12 Champions League
2 League Cup
Total Manager
41 Jürgen Klopp
Goals per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 13 0 0 4 0 17
2020-2021 9 0 0 4 0 13
2021-2022 4 0 0 0 0 4
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Assists per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 1 0 0 1 0 2
2020-2021 0 0 0 1 0 1
2021-2022 1 0 0 0 0 1
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Total Opponent
1 Manchester United
1 Red Bull Leipzig
Total Competition
1 Champions League
1 Premier League
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 24.09.2020 Lincoln City Sincil Bank League Cup
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