Thiago ‘not surprised’ by ‘amazing’ Liverpool star’s form

Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara has revealed he and his teammates have not been surprised by the form of Diogo Jota this season.

Jota has been in exceptional goalscoring form this season, hitting the back of the net 12 times in the Premier League, a record only bettered by fellow Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.

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However, the Portuguese forwards clinical form has not come as a surprise to Spanish midfielder Thiago.

Speaking to, Thiago said: “We have an amazing squad and when we came new in the team it was very easy to get through and share the things they do on the pitch.

“And second, we have a great manager, so with this combination the new players that came last season and came this season, we have a really easy job to do.

“Diogo, we did not get surprised this season; we got a surprise last season how precise he was up front, how he was sharp, and this season we just wait for a good performance like this and it’s amazing.”

Liverpool’s new signing Luis Diaz made his Premier League debut this week in the 2-0 win over Leicester and the Colombian has made a great early impression on Thiago.

“He is a kid with a great character, a winning mentality and he wants to be involved in this team as soon as he can. He did a great game tonight as well.”

The Leicester fixture also saw the Spaniard make his return to Premier League football after a spell out with a hip injury and he admitted how happy he was to be back.

“I think it’s the most amazing feeling of the week because you train – training is training and for sure it’s important – but nothing compares in our life to when we step on this grass and we play the game.

“We are happy with the performance we brought and also how we created our chances. We have to score, we have to be more precise, more effective up front, but it doesn’t matter in the end – 2-0, clean sheet and three more points, so we are very happy with that.”

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