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Klopp celebrates Jota! Super clipper puts pressure on Firmino

The problems in the defence of FC Liverpool, the failure of numerous central defenders? Wasn’t a topic after the game in Bergamo. With a score of 5:0, the “Reds” scored a more than convincing away win. Matchwinner: forward Diogo Jota (23) – again!

The new summer entry is in absolutely top shape, tied up a three-pack at Atalanta (16th, 33rd, 54th) and continued his super-series. Already in the league, the Portuguese had scored the 2-1 victory goal against West Ham United and Sheffield United, scoring the lead goal in the Champions League 2-0 against FC Midtjylland.

Jota puts pressure on Firmino, who for a long time, together with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané, formed the impressive offensive trio of the LFC, but initially only sat on the bench in Bergamo. A luxury problem that coach Jürgen Klopp (53) does not cause a headache. „Good performances never give me a headache,” he said: „It’s important to us that we have more than eleven, and tonight Diogo used his form in an incredible way and made a super, super game,“ Klopp said. „But that doesn’t say anything about Bobby and doesn’t give me a headache.“ On the contrary: Klopp has a new ace in his sleeve before the permanent duel with Pep Guardiola. Liverpool will compete in the Premier League at Manchester City on Sunday (5.30pm live at Sky and sportbild.de live ticker).

Klopp has been holding great pieces on his new goal heroes for a long time (“Diogo Jota has been on my list for two or three years. But it must also be the right moment“). And: Klopp paid the Portuguese 45 million to league rival Wolverhampton, although he played well under form since the Corona break, most recently not even belonging to the initial formation of the Wolves.