Diogo Jota is back, and Liverpool look all the better for it.
Diogo Jota’s goal against his former club has handed Liverpool a much-needed victory – their second successive win on the road in the league.
The Portugal star returned to haunt Wolves on Monday night, keeping alive his current club’s Champions League hopes in the process.
Mo Salah feeding Sadio Mane, who moved the ball swiftly to Jota inside the box. Jota steadied himself and, with Romain Saiss closing in, fired low and hard inside Rui Patricio’s post.
Victory at Molineux, only the fourth they have managed in their last 15 league matches, lifts them to sixth in the table, above Everton and Tottenham, and within five points off fourth-placed Chelsea.
They may not be flying, but they are certainly fighting still. It has been a good few days for Jurgen Klopp’s side, who followed up their Champions League win over RB Leipzig with another valuable success here.
As for Jota, he seems to have picked up where he left off when struck down by a knee injury in December.
That is 10 goals for the season now for the 24-year-old, whose impact since his summer move has been impressive, to say the least.
However, a head injury for Rui Patricio, who was at fault for the goal, has put a dampener on the game as a whole.
The victory takes Liverpool into sixth, with the Reds leapfrogging Tottenham and Everton, who both lost at the weekend. Wolves remain 13th.