Portugal international attacker Diogo Jota received high praise from the Liverpool fans after they compared him to Fernando Torres on the back of his performance against Southampton in the Premier League. Jota scored two times in the first half of the home clash with Southampton, but it was his link-up play that caught the eye of the Liverpool fans on social media and prompted the comparison with Fernando Torres. While Diogo Jota still has a long way to go to emulate Fernando Torres at Anfield, it is important to point out that Jota is on the right path.
Portugal international Jota is one of the most in-form attackers in the Premier League and his form has led the Reds to second spot on the Premier League table. Liverpool are one point off leaders and holder Manchester City with a return of 34 points in their 15 games this season. Title rivals Chelsea and Manchester City are in third and first positions respectively on the Premier League log with 33 points and 35 points.
Jota has four goals in his last four Premier League matches thus taking his tally to eight league goals and nine goals in all competitions. He was amongst the goals as Liverpool scored three times on the way to the 4-0 thrashing of North London giants Arsenal. Jota pounced on the error from Gunners left-back Nuno Tavares to double the first half lead from attacking partner Sadio Mane in the second half. Mohamed Salah and Japanese international substitute Takumi Minamino also scored to make it a comprehensive 4-0 win at Anfield. Jota then made it three goals in two league games with his brace against Southampton. Thiago Alcantara and Virgil Van Dijk also scored for a 4-0 home win over the Saints. His goal in the 4-1 away win over Everton in the Merseyside Derby made it four goals in three games before it turned to four goals in four games after failing to score in the 1-0 away win over Wolves.