After being replaced during the 3-2 victory over Nottingham Forest, Diogo Jota was seen speaking to Fabinho. The forward has revealed what they discussed
It didn’t surprise Diogo Jota that Mohamed Salah scored the winning goal against Nottingham Forest on Saturday, moving him up to joint sixth on Liverpool’s all-time list of leading goal scorers.
During the second half at Anfield, the Reds’ Portuguese forward twice gave Jürgen Klopp’s team the lead, but Neco Williams and Morgan Gibbs-White would come back to tie the score.
Fabinho has revealed what they discussed after Diogo Jota was overheard talking to him following his substitution in the 3-2 victory over Nottingham Forest.
After scoring the game-winning goal against Nottingham Forest on Saturday, Mohamed Salah moved up to joint sixth on Liverpool’s all-time list of leading goal scorers. Diogo Jota was unsurprised by this development.
The Portuguese forward for the Reds twice gave Jürgen Klopp’s team the lead in the second half at Anfield, but Neco Williams and Morgan Gibbs-White, both former Liverpool teammates, tied the score on both occasions.
However, Salah scored his 16th Premier League goal of the year 20 minutes from time to end the game, and Jota has now revealed what he said to Fabinho on the sidelines after the two were replaced.
After the game, Jota commented on Salah to the club’s official website: “His scoring record is incredible! I told Fabinho on the bench even today that he always finds a way to score. He always manages to find a way, which is why he is so crucial.
With his victory over Steve Cooper’s team, Salah tied Kop legend Robbie Fowler with 183 goals in all competitions for Liverpool. Although the Egyptian has played fewer games than the former Liverpool captain did during his time at Anfield, he is now only three goals behind Steven Gerrard, who is currently in fifth place.
The win moved Jürgen Klopp’s team up to seventh in the Premier League standings, one point behind Aston Villa with one game remaining. Jota, who has scored four goals in his last two games to end a 12-month goal drought, thinks the Reds can build on their recent success to ensure a strong finish to the season.
“It gives the team confidence,” he continued. We have faith in what we’re doing, and although we had a chance to beat Arsenal in the end, we were unable to seize it. However, it has already happened twice, and this is the only way we can compete for the top spot in the table.
Mohamed Salah has received criticism this season, like the majority of his teammates, but class never fades, and the Egyptian has once again shown why he was given a new, bumper contract last summer with a season in which he not only leads the Reds in goals scored but also assists.