Diogo Jota’s Outrageous Stat Suggests Liverpool Will Be Fine without Mohamed Salah

Diogo Jota’s Outrageous Stat Suggests Liverpool Will Be Fine without Mohamed Salah

Rene Otinga
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Diogo Jota was on target once again for Liverpool against Chelsea
  • The Portuguese forward continued an impressive record in Liverpool colours
  • The Reds are looking for a title in Klopp’s final season in charge

Diogo Jota could end up being the secret weapon that Liverpool needs in their title surge, thanks to an impressive stat he boasts.

Jota remains an unsung hero for the Reds, as he has integrated seamlessly with Jurgen Klopp’s squad since signing from Wolves in September 2020.

Diogo Jota scored against Chelsea on Wednesday, January 31.
Diogo Jota is the owner of a unique goal-scoring stat in English top flight. Photo by Clive Brunskill.
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In the absence of Mohamed Salah, who has been on international duty with Egypt, Jota has been crucial for his side, netting four times in his last four appearances, including against Chelsea on Wednesday, January 31.

And in the process of scoring against the Blues, the 27-year-old extended a unique record which only he has among the Liverpool players.

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Jota the lucky charm

According to TalkSport, Liverpool have not lost a top-flight match in which Jota has scored, and with his goal against Chelsea, that tally stands at an impressive 44 Premier League games.

Across six seasons in the Premier League with Wolves and Liverpool, Jota has scored 59 goals in 155 appearances, per Transfermarkt. In games he has scored, the worst result his teams have endured is a draw, which has only happened 11 times in six years.

With this kind of stat, Liverpool fans will be hoping their Portuguese talisman keeps fit amid uncertainty over Salah’s return from a hamstring issue.

Salah injury update

Meanwhile, Salah is gearing up for a return to action, although the Premier League clash against Arsenal on Sunday, February 4, will have come too soon for the Egyptian.

On Wednesday, the Liverpool ace shared a video of him doing running drills at Liverpool’s training ground, providing a strong hint that he could be back sooner than fans expected.

Liverpool are top of the table with 51 points from 22 matches, five points clear of second-placed Manchester City who have a game in hand.

Pep Lijnders on when he could leave Liverpool

Elsewhere, Sports Brief reported on Liverpool assistant coach Pep Lijnders’s take on his imminent departure from the club.

Lijnders reiterated the need for Liverpool to end the season on a high, as it would be the perfect send off for Jurgen Klopp.

The Reds are in all four available competitions this season, and face Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final on February 25.

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