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Jurgen Klopp reveals he considered coaching Diogo Jota the first time he watched the star in action for Wolves

Winterpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed he was thinking of the prospect of coaching Diogo Jota when he saw the Portuguese in action for the first time in 2018.

The forward, whom Klopp recently described as the ‘perfect signing’, has become a palpable goal threat despite joining one of Europe’s most famous top three.

“I remember the first time I saw him I thought he could be a player for me because of his intensity in any situation,” Klopp said.

“Technically, he was at a very high level but the intensity he puts in makes all the difference because at our level all the players have a technical quality.

“You make a difference with your attitude and that’s what excited me the most about adding Diogo to the mix.

“People said he didn’t score a lot of goals, but the problem was Wolves had the most intense style of play for the attacking wingers.

“(Raul) Jimenez was allowed to stand but the others had to cover the whole pitch and it costs you energy. And he was very young then.

“It all made him very interesting for us (and) it was clear that he would take the next steps with us.”


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