Jurgen Klopp confirms £45m Liverpool man will be playing today against Wolves

Jurgen Klopp has given affirmation on Diogo Jota's availability in their next EPL fixture against Wolves.

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Jurgen Klopp has given affirmation on Diogo Jota’s availability in their next EPL fixture against Wolves.

Liverpool forward Diogo Jota will participate in some capacity in tomorrow’s match against Wolves, according to Jurgen Klopp.

On Saturday, Jota played 71 minutes of the 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace. This was his first start since October. And before Wednesday’s game against the Wolves, Klopp told the media he might have another chance to start.

Klopp on Jota’s playing time vs Wolves

He said:

“Massive. Diogo is an exceptional player. He needs to get rhythm now, I think it helped him a lot [playing on Saturday].

Yes, he was tired after the game that’s clear, we have to see how he reacted and finally today we have to make these decisions. Who can start or who should start. But he will definitely be involved again if nothing happens.

[Jota is a] top class player, it’s great. He’s versatile, can play on the left wing, in the centre, on the right wing. It’s very helpful for this busy period we’re having now.”

As he works his way back to full fitness this season, Jota must continue to play in games. The 26-year-old may not have played his best against Palace last weekend, but he is a considerable asset when in top form.

Jurgen notes that he can play anywhere in the front line. Jota poses a persistent threat inside the box due to his movement inside and outside it.

The Portuguese international can still significantly impact in a season where Liverpool frequently lacks that threat.

Jota will be eager to leave an impression when his former squad plays tomorrow. A goal would be his first against any opposition since last April and his first for the Reds versus the Wolves.

It will be intriguing to watch whether Klopp decides to start at Anfield with his £45 million acquisition. The German added that Roberto Firmino and Cody Gakpo competed, and Darwin Nunez trained regularly.

Considering his performance at Selhurst Park, Jota did not deserve a starting position before Gakpo in particular. Nonetheless, giving him as many minutes as possible is preferable in the long run.

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