Roberto Firmino given Diogo Jota warning


Man United former defender Rio Ferdinand has warned Brazilian international Roberto Firmino that he risks losing his place in the team with the emergence of Diogo Jota in the Liverpool team.

Liverpool invested in Diogo Jota to bring him to Anfield from Wolves and he has established himself in the team as an important player for manager Jurgen Klopp and scoring goals as well.

Diogo Jota scored his first hat trick for the Reds team in their last Champions League game against Atalanta which caught the attention of the football community to shower praise on him.

Liverpool defeated Atalanta by 5-0 to secure their third win in the Champions League group stage and Diogo Jota scored a hat trick to make it his seventh goal this season for his new side.

The Red Devils legend stated that the rising of the former Wolves player will impact Roberto Firmino’s role in the first team as he could now be favoured behind Diogo Jota.

“I’m sure Firmino will be sitting there compiling a little playback list to give Klopp to remind him of what he’s capable of doing. Firmino like it or not, will want to start and this guy’s putting him under huge pressure” he told BT SPORT.

However, Jurgen Klopp will no doubt be having the best of feelings knowing that he has several options in his attack to deliver goals in all games as Diogo Jota’s presence adds to those of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah have been consistent in delivery for the Reds team but the same cannot be said of the Brazilian international that is currently goal-shy after being involved in 17 goals last season.

However, he is being linked with a move to Spanish La Liga outfit Real Madrid following reports that they are interested in his services.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.