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Micah Richards has shared his praise on Liverpool attacker Diogo Jota, following the club’s Premier League win over West Ham at the weekend.
Joining the Reds during the summer transfer window, Jota has already played a key role at the squad. He came on in the second half of the game against the Hammers and scored the winning goal on Saturday as Liverpool won with a score 2 – 1.
Speaking about the player’s performance, Richards told Sky Sports: “You’ve got Jordan Henderson, Gini Wijnaldum in midfield, quite similar: work hard, can pass the ball. I’d be tempted to throw him in the midfield role, or drop Firmino back and play [Jota] out on the wing.
“He’s got that technical ability, he can find a pass. I watched him a load at Wolves, even in the Championship before he came to the Premier League, thinking, ‘can he step up?’. He showed he can do that at Wolves. And now he’s playing with even better players.
“I wouldn’t be too hasty in trying to get Firmino out of the team because he’s done an exceptional job for the way Liverpool want to play. I’m talking about putting Jota in that hole, there’s space in there for him. He’s too good to be on the bench. But it’s just finding that right spot for him.”
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