• Diogo Jota will face the Wolves for the first time since joining Liverpool
  • Jota revealed how Jurgen Klopp helped him improve as a player
  • Klopp insists his team is happy playing alongside the Portuguese striker

Liverpool star Diogo Jota has adjusted well in his debut season with the Reds and knows exactly what Jurgen Klopp wants in a player.

Anfield was blown away by Jota’s goalscoring. The Portuguese striker quickly made his mark on Klopp’s side in his first season, scoring nine goals in 15 matches.

On Sunday, Jota will finally face his former club Wolverhampton Wanderers for the first time since becoming Liverpool’s star signing of the summer. Ahead of the match, the 24-year-old reflected on his rise to stardom under Klopp’s tutelage, lauding the renowned manager for helping him since day one.

"When you reach a new club, having an open mind is key to be able to adapt as quickly as possible," Jota told The Athletic ahead of the Premier League clash with Wolves. "I did that with the help of Jurgen [Klopp]. He's a fantastic manager who took care of me. When I first arrived, he had a meeting with me and he explained how the team works.”

"Then it's down to the player to try to learn as fast as you can and to prove to the manager that you can be an important player for him," he continued.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has urged fans to stay at home
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has urged fans to stay at home AFP / Paul ELLIS

Prior to Jota’s arrival at Liverpool, the Reds are already stacked with three of the most lethal strikers in the Premier League – Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.

England legend and pundit Owen Hargreaves recently predicted that with Jota’s fine form, Klopp would soon have problems managing all his attacking options.

“I know [Diogo] Jota deserves all the attention he’s getting, but if everybody is trying to have a shot when they get the ball – Salah, Jota and Mane, I think you’re going to start seeing a slight bit of tension,” Hargreaves examined.

However, Klopp insisted that the entire Liverpool team is pleased to have a player like Jota on the squad. The only thing the German pointed out about the striker’s situation is that they should be able to keep him healthy.

“Like they do, no problem,” Klopp told his club’s official website of how Mane, Salah and Firmino were dealing with Jota’s arrival. “He's doing exceptionally well at the moment, absolutely. But to keep that standard we have to work really hard, we have to keep him in a good shape, (and) score goals because the other boys do that usually.”

“There's nothing bad in that situation,” the manager added. “Who they are, they wouldn't be where they are if they couldn't deal with a situation like that. They are completely fine with Diogo and Diogo is fine with them. They are overly happy that he had that brilliant start, as I am obviously. But now that's already gone and we have to carry on.”

Liverpool forward Diogo Jota (left) celebrates his winner against Sheffield United
Liverpool forward Diogo Jota (left) celebrates his winner against Sheffield United POOL / Stu Forster