The four-word note Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold wrote on Diogo Jota’s hat-trick ball

Diogo Jota’s Liverpool team-mates clearly believe more is to come from Diogo Jota following his hat-trick against Atalanta earlier this week. The Portugal international has been in scintillating form since joining from Wolves in the summer.

Jota has already scored seven in just 10 appearances having only started five games.

His winner against West Ham last weekend after coming off the bench earned him a starting spot against Atalanta and he repaid Jurgen Klopp’s faith with a brilliant hat-trick.

Jota’s new team-mates all left a note on the match ball for Liverpool’s summer signing to take home.

And The Times report that Trent Alexander-Arnold wrote: “Congrats, first of many.”

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The 23-year-old already looks like another Liverpool transfer success story.

Klopp’s assistant Pep Ljinders was tasked with conducting a background check on Jota’s personality to see whether he would fit in with Liverpool’s group of players.

And Ljinders suggests Klopp played a huge part in convincing Jota that a move for Anfield was right for him.

“Jurgen had an important role because the way he speaks about our style and our identity is so clear and strong. He has the magic to make things look simpler,” he told The Times.


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“He [Jota] comes from a good tactical culture, which makes it easier, but we can never forget that it still takes time for the body to adapt.

“He is adapting to a new style, new ideas.

“But with him it was easier because he was very curious about our way.”

And the former NEC manager believes Jota is in the perfect environment to learn from the best.

“He can learn everything,” Lijnders added.

“Sadio, Mo and Bobby are in an unbelievable high level, playing high-intensity football over such a long time.

“They play still with so much fire [as] if they are still 20 years old.

“That is not easy to do over so many years, to create, to defend and to be collective.”

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