With Liverpool players dropping like flies, one bright spot in this early campaign has been the introduction of Diogo Jota to the side. The Portugal international has had an instant impact on the league champions, and it happened again on Tuesday in the Champions League.
Jota’s 55th minute goal broke the deadlock against FC Midtjylland and helped lead the Reds to victory in their second group stage game.
However, that goal had another historic significance to it, aside from winning the game, as it was the 10,000th goal scored for the club.
When asked about the milestone, Jota was happy for the achievement but more concerned about the win.
“Obviously I’m happy to score and to help the team to achieve the win,” Jota said. “Achieving that mark is always a good thing but I’m more happy with the victory today. After a good away win, it’s important to keep on adding points and we did our job. We get the three points, that’s most important, and now we [need to be] ready for the next game.”
It wasn’t the most memorable game to reach that impressive mark, but Jota won’t mind. In the mean time, the race to get the next 10,000 has begun, and it seems likely that Jota will have a few more goals to contribute to the cause before his time in Liverpool is up.