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Liverpool striker Jota quickly winning over Klopp and Lijnders: Phwoar, what a player!

Liverpool striker Diogo Jota has quickly won over the coaching staff.

The former Wolves star was again on the scoresheet for victory over Sheffield United on Saturday.

The Independent says Reds boss Jurgen Klopp and his assistant Pep Lijnders shared a mutual moment of approval following the goal.

“Phwoar, what a player!" Lijnders said before Klopp added “and what a person."

Klopp revealed after Jota's goal against Arsenal that he'd been targeting the player for quite some time.

"I'm really pleased for Diogo Jota. Top, top guy," Klopp told the BBC. "It's so difficult to improve a team like ours. He's been on my list for two or three years, he's here now."

Lijnders also made it clear Jota will fit right in ahead of his Reds debut against Lincoln in the Carabao Cup: "What can I say? His technical level is on the same as our front three. He has so much future in the game and he will have a great pathway inside our club. He's like a pressing monster, so he will fit in straight away!"

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