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Liverpool will travel to Madrid with a danger in front that knows the Simeone method. A Diogo Jota who had a fleeting step as a rojiblanco, but that he has become a decisive attacker for Liverpool and a benchmark in the Portuguese team, where he has shared minutes upstairs with João Félix until he becomes a fixture in Fernando Santos’ eleven with much more prominence than the rojiblanco ‘7’.

The winger will apparently be able to participate in tomorrow’s game after overcome some physical problems that led him to not have minutes against Watford, but he wants to show off his best virtues at the Wanda Metropolitano. About to turn 25, Diogo Jota left the feeling that Atlético had lost a great talent without giving them the opportunity to show their qualities. Signed in 2016 after dazzle with the Paços Ferreira, Showing tremendous determination from head to toe for his age, Jota tried to present his football to Simeone that summer, in which he came to participate in summer games and score against Crotone.

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But, just like a Santos Borré with whom he was presented, Jota left on loan at the end of the preseason in search of experience. And the portuguese played a great role in Porto, on loan with Óliver Torres and getting a great version under the command of Nuno, who was captivated by his qualities. The coach managed to get Wolverhampton to bet on his loan a season later in an attempt to return to the Premier and Diogo Jota’s 18 goals led the English club to pay the purchase option which at that time left a good income (just over 10 million) in Atlético’s accounts for a player who had not made his debut.

However, the operation couldn’t have been more beneficial for the Wolves. He enjoyed a fantastic Jota three seasons, the last with 16 goals in the top flight, until Klopp’s Liverpool launched himself for his services due to his overflow, arrival, youth, potential and voracity in front of the door, arriving from the second row. Reds paid 50 million for their services and Jota could not be under pressure in his first season, with 13 goals and steadily slipping into Liverpool’s offensive hat-trick, subtracting many starts from Firmino.

Now, and with three goals in the first nine games of the course, Diogo Jota wants to show at Wanda Metropolitano that I was prepared to have been important at Atlético. Your physical condition will determine the role you may have in the game. One of several signings that did not make their debut in the Simeone era and probably the most talented player to escape the Argentine coach’s radar. Jota will be a real danger for Atlético’s defense, where the Koke, Giménez, Savic (who will not be able to play due to suspension) or Oblak will have memories of those training sessions in 2016 where the Portuguese was a kid wanting to eat the world.