Diogo Jota causing Liverpool "problem" and is "putting pressure" on Jurgen Klopp

Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy reckons Diogo Jota will be causing a headache for his manager Jurgen Klopp after he scored a match-winning goal for the Reds for the second consecutive week.

Last week, a header by Jota was enough to help Liverpool beat Sheffield United 2-1.

And yesterday, he came off the bench with 20 minutes to go and within eight minutes he'd had a goal disallowed by VAR.

Then in the 85th minute, he latched onto a delightful through ball by fellow sub Xherdan Shaqiri and fired past Lukasz Fabianski to put Liverpool in front.

Jota came on for Roberto Firmino, who has scored just once this season compared to four for the Portuguese attacker.

And Murphy says Jota is pushing for a place in the starting XI, which would break up the trio of Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

Murphy said on Match of the Day: “Jota is giving Klopp a problem.

"That wonderful front three hasn’t been put any pressure for a long time and now he’s scoring goals, making an impact, saying ‘don’t leave me out’."

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Alan Shearer also credited Klopp for his decision making with the substitutions.

He added: "They were very, very good substitutions. West Ham were comfortable, played well, were a bit of a threat going forward, looked tight but once these two came on, it was a different matter.

"They added a bit of craft, pace going forward, particularly from Jota, and it was a different decision when they came on.

“I think the disallowed goal was the right decision, it was brilliant to get there in the first place from Jota.

"I do think that was the correct decision but the winning goal, it was magnificent from Shaqiri.

"The weight of pass, the vision, the technique to stick it through his legs and it was a superb finish.”

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