Liverpool set an incredible record on Wednesday after beating Atletico Madrid 2-0 to secure the top spot in their Champions League group. Jurgen Klopp and the players equalled the 25-game undefeated streak set by Bob Paisley’s team from 1982. One downside of that match is that Roberto Firmino picked up a serious hamstring injury and will be out for some time. The man who will likely slide into the starting lineup to take his place is Diogo Jota, who spoke with Liverpoolfc.com about the Reds’ current form.
“Hard work, I would say.” Jota said about what’s been the key factor to the run of form, “I think especially this season we are playing really well, scoring a lot of goals and that obviously helps us. In some games we’ve unfortunately conceded some goals as well and that’s meant we haven’t won those games, but in the end I think [the run] shows us we are doing the right things and so we just want to keep on doing them because that’s what can bring us success.”
The Reds are mustard and they’ve been scoring loads of goals. They’re currently at 47 goals in 16 games for the team so far this season.
“It’s the first time I’ve been involved in something like that.” The Liverpool forward continued, “Even last season, we didn’t have those kind of stats. I think we are playing outstanding up front. But as I said, in some games we’ve had clean sheets and in some games we’ve conceded, so we need to improve on that as a team to make sure we win the games.”
The next match Liverpool has is on Sunday against West Ham. Jota spoke about them.
“Yes. I watch them play sometimes and I like the way they play. I think they play good, offensive football. Even in the Europa League they are doing great and top of their group, so it’s not going to be easy for us. We’re finishing a cycle [of games] because it’s the international break again, so it’ll be important for us to go there and grab the three points.”
Jota and Liverpool will want to go into the international break with a win.