Liverpool and Mohamed Salah have been dealt a “big blow” in wake of Diogo Jota’s season-defining injury.
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The insider believes that the Reds’ star man Salah will be directly affected with Jota’s absence and believes both Egyptian and the team perform better when the former Wolves man is in the side.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Jones said: “It’s definitely a big blow. I mean, Liverpool are generally better when Jota is around and they had to wait already to get him back in the team this season. I think Salah’s better when Jota’s around.”
Jones may have a point with Salah’s on-field relationship with Jota, who mustered his way into Liverpool’s previous front three, with the old attacking line dubbed “velociraptors” by those on The Athletic’s Red Agenda podcast.
Of the last four games that Jota was in the squad, Salah scored five goals in all competitions. Though this did include the hat-trick against Rangers in the Champions League, to which Jota assisted all three of his goals.
It was the same case before against Ajax in a scenario that saw Salah claim the opener via a Jota assist.
Their partnership is miraculous, with Jota’s presence in the attacking third complementary to the 30-year-old’s game.