Diogo Jota tried to be humble after scoring two goals against Norwich City in the 2021/2022 English League continued at Anfield, Saturday (27/11/2021) night WIB. He just felt lucky because he was on a team with a club like Liverpool.
Diogo Jota scored the opener in the match. Receiving a measured pass from Andy Robertson, Liverpool midfielder from Portugal did one touch to bring his team 1-0 lead in the 2′ minute.
Exactly half an hour later, he broke into Southampton’s goal again. This time Jota continued Mohamed Salah’s pass, who in that match failed to add to his goal coffers.
Thiago Alcantara led Liverpool away 3-0 in the first half, before Virgil van Dijk ended Southampton’s resistance 4-0.
After the match, Jota admitted that his performance on the field was greatly helped by Liverpool’s quality . He even felt lucky.
There was a change in the second half, we took the opportunity. The important thing is Liverpool won,” said Jota quoted from the BBC .
Hopefully I can be consistent,” he added.
Premier League: Diogo Jota says Mohamed Salah is on the same level as Cristiano Ronaldo
Liverpool striker Diogo Jota praised Mohamed Salah as a world-class player. According to the Portuguese player, Mohamed Salah’s class is almost on par with Cristiano Ronaldo.
Mohamed Salah has changed his face after defending Liverpool. He transformed intoa goal-hungry winger with the Reds.
Mohamed Salah consistently scores dozens of goals every season with Liverpool. The Reds have also led him to win four titles in various competitions.
This 2021-22 season, Mohamed Salah continues to appear consistent. He even broke the record in terms of scoring goals at Liverpool recently.
This season Liverpool are championed again the Premier League title. And this is also inseparable from the sharpness of Mohamed Salah in the Reds attack line.
According to Diogo Jota, Mohamed Salah’s presence at Liverpool does feel massive. Because he can change the final result of a match.
“A great player, world class. He showed his technique to the world this season,” Jota told Sky Sport .
“He scores goals for fun. Great goals, individual goals and for us it helps a lot because we have someone on the pitch who can decide [the outcome] of the game.”
At the level of Cristiano Ronaldo
With his current form, many are then comparing Mohamed Salah to players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
According to Diogo Jota, Mohamed Salah is now at the same standard as Cristiano Ronaldo. However, he can’t be called truly on par with CR7 because the Portuguese has been playing at a high level for a longer time than the Egyptian.
For me it is very useful because I can see and learn from them,” said Jota.
Mohamed Salah this season has played 14 times for Liverpool in all competitions. He scored 15 goals and six assists . Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo this season has scored nine goals from 13 matches in all competitions.