The Jurgen Klopp administration, which began in 2015, is nearing the end of its first era. With the departure of key players such as Jordan Henderson, Roberto Firmino, Fabinho, and Sadio Mane, only Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk, and Alisson Becker are left to lead the charge.
Liverpool is gradually reinforcing its squad for the new era. The team has been pushing for a succession of front-line players, including Luis Diaz, Darwin Nunez, and Cody Gakpo, and this summer the team has made a wholesale renewal of its midfielders.
In a changing team, Portuguese international Diogo Jota, who will play at Anfield starting in the summer of 2020, insisted that the team will have to adapt to the new trends and said that he believes in Klopp’s ability.
“This year we made a lot of changes, especially in the midfield. That is a very important and key area in the way we play. We also got a lot of players for the forward line in the last couple of years and I think people and clubs need to develop.”
“Normally, what changes a lot is the manager, but in Liverpool, it is not the case and we know Jurgen is the right man and has the capacity to take us forward.”
“Now is the moment where we have started with a completely different team than eight years ago (when Klopp was appointed). That’s a challenge for him and for us. We had a good start and we want to carry on.”
“It is a matter of changing the mentality as well. The players who left were important players off the pitch as well. Hendo was the captain and we need to adapt to a new era, a new captain and new players.”Liverpool ECHO
Able to play as a left winger or center forward, he has scored four goals in nine games so far this season, and although he rotates with five players, each individual has his own unique characteristics that have kept him at the top of the Premier League.
He has been at a standstill against Tottenham and Brighton, but is showing signs of a return to form after a poor start to next season. The Portuguese forward’s ability to do decisive work in front of goal will be needed.
The player is expected to score double-digit goals to help Liverpool stay in the title race.