Diogo Jota has been confirmed as a Liverpool player and has told fans they can expect goals, assists, but especially an impeccable work-rate.
The 23-year-old has completed his move from Wolverhampton Wanderers, which could be worth up to £45m, in a deal that had little build-up and was concluded quickly.
The Portugal international is expected to play a back-up role for Liverpool’s front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, but he is still hoping to contribute an awful lot for his new side.
He scored 16 goals in all competitions last season afor wolves, and he knows it is his job to find the back of the net at Anfield.
‘I think I am a team player,’ the new signing told the official Liverpool website. ‘I play up front and my job is to find a way to score goals and to provide assists and that’s what they can expect from me – that I will always do my best.
‘I will always try to help the team in the best way possible.
‘They [the fans] can count on me because now I am one of them and I will give my best.’
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is thrilled to have added the forward to his ranks, and could barely contain his excitement when asked why he had signed Jote.
‘Oh my god, plenty of reasons!’ Klopp said. ‘He’s a player who gives us so many options to use him.
‘He’s 23 years old, still far away from being kind of a finished article, so much potential.
‘He has the speed, he can combine, can defend, can press. It makes it just more unpredictable and gives us real options for different systems because he can play pretty much all three positions up front in a 4-3-3, if we play with four midfielders he can play both wings.
‘So, these kinds of things. It’s just nice. And he has some natural things which we have in our game, like this desire and the greed and the direction.’