Liverpool may already have their next Mohamed Salah who can ‘easily get 20 goals a season’

Liverpool: Klopp's verdict on win at Arsenal

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Ian Wright has tipped Diogo Jota to become a “mainstay” in Liverpool’s front three after the forward’s brace against Arsenal on Saturday. Jota came off the bench against the Gunners and helped his side earn a 3-0 win.

The Portugal international has been in impressive form since making the move to Anfield, netting 12 goals in all competitions so far this season.

Mohamed Salah has been Liverpool’s top scorer each season since he joined in 2017 and Wright believes Jota could end up spearheading the Reds’ attack.

Speaking to Premier League Productions, Wright said: “You look at the three guys up front, they’re getting to that stage of their career, 29, 30s.

“You need that next person there. He’s obviously there. He’s ready to go.

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“You look at Roberto Firmino, who is one of my favourites. Because of maybe his goal output, which people can have a dig at him for, but what he brings to the team is magnificent… but what Jota brings, apart from the workrate, the press, is the goals, the impact.

“You look at him now and think, yeah, he’s probably one of those that Liverpool have got who can come on.

“He can easily get 15 or 20 goals a season.

“We’re talking about not being there for so long and he’s in, scoring goals and you feel he’s just going to be a mainstay, without a shadow of a doubt.”

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Speaking after Liverpool’s win over Arsenal, Jota told Sky Sports: “I said after the last game that to think about the higher spots in the table, we need to do our job.

“We need to win every single game until the end, if we do that, we have a chance to be there.

“If we do our job, we have a high chance of being there, because it’s hard to win in the Premier League.

“Today we did our job, let’s go to the next one.”

“I was expecting a bit more possession from Arsenal, they get us used to that, but that showed we pressed really well and didn’t allow them to have that possession,” he added.

“In the end we controlled the game with the ball and with the goals.”

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was delighted with the victory, telling Sky Sports: “Very good. A top, top game. Our counter-pressing was at the highest level which is very important.

“In general, the defending from the whole team looked exactly as it should. I’m really happy with the whole performance and more so the three points.”

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