‘Honestly’: Jason Cundy can’t believe how ‘good’ 27-year-old Liverpool player is
So, what have Jason Cundy and Dean Saunders said about Liverpool forward Diogo Jota? Let’s take a look.
Praise for Liverpool forward Diogo Jota
Well, Liverpool won against Burnley at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday. Jurgen Klopp’s side beat Vincent Kompany’s team 3-1.
Diogo Jota was among the goalscorers. The 27-year-old Portugal international forward found the back of the net in the 31st minute.
The former Wolverhampton Wanderers star scored with a header from a corner taken by Liverpool and England international right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp deployed Jota on the right of a three-man forward line in a 4-3-3 formation.
Jota has made 12 starts and six substitute appearances in the Premier League for Liverpool this season. He has scored nine goals and given two assists in those games.
The forward has made 161 appearances in the Premier League so far in his career. Jota has scored 56 goals and given 16 assists in those games.
Former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur player Jason Cundy has been hugely impressed by Jota, while ex-Liverpool man Dean Saunders thinks that the forward could play for any team.
Saunders said about Jota on talkSPORT (5:43 pm, February 10, 2024): “The more I watch Jota play, the more I like him. He could play in any team.”
Cundy noted: “He is a brilliant player. Honestly, he is so good. He is so good. He is brilliant with his feet, he is brilliant in the air, his all-round game is excellent. He is better in the air than his size.”
Diogo Jota is underrated
In my opinion, Liverpool forward Diogo Jota is very underrated. He often goes under the radar, but his importance in the current team cannot be understated at all. Klopp rates him highly.
Whenever we talk about the top Liverpool players, we mention Mohamed Salah, Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Virgil van Dijk. And, rightly so. After all, they are brilliant footballers.
But, not many mention Jota, who does his job quietly and effectively. Paul Scholes is a big fan. He is 27 now, and I think we have not seen the best of him yet.