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​Liverpool boss Klopp made decision over Jota three years ago

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp had prepared to sign Diogo Jota three years ago.

The Reds spent a long time watching the Portuguese attacker, before finally pulling the trigger this summer.

His signing from Wolves has been an inspired one, as he has provided plenty of goals as a starter and substitute this term.

Klopp has not been surprised at Jota's impact so far.

The Liverpool manager told UEFA's official website: "Diogo, I liked, honestly, from the first game I saw him playing for Wolves. That's how it is.

"He had no idea about that, obviously, but for me it was always clear that when he was kind of in reach, I would go for him because he's very, very interesting and had an exciting career so far: what he did, where he's come from, the moves he made, bam bam bam.

"I liked the discipline he showed, plus the creativity he showed, plus the desire he showed. And his skills are pretty good anyway, so I got a lot of good signs before we signed him that it could work out."

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