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Liverpool assistant Lijnders: Jota has qualities you can't coach

Liverpool assistant coach Pep Lijnders has been mightily impressed with new signing Diogo Jota.

Recruited from Wolves this past summer, the Portuguese scored his debut goal in Monday's win over Arsenal.

And Lijnders believes Jota has all the necessary qualities to succeed at Anfield.

"Diogo, for passionate players, for players who have goals in them, there is always space at Liverpool. [He has] a great desire to learn our game, he will add something," said the assistant manager.

"I said last week he is at the same level technically as our front three and the one thing I found really difficult to coach is the intuition in the box, being in the right position to score like the pure instinct of a striker - what we want from many players, of course, but especially from our front three.

"He, in 10 or 15 minutes, was three or four times in the position to score, so that's really something that is good."

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