Steve Bull: Liverpool's Diogo Jota will be desperate to prove a point

Diogo Jota will be desperate to prove a point as Wolves head to Liverpool and it will be very interesting to see how things go.

Liverpool's Diogo Jota celebrates scoring
Liverpool's Diogo Jota celebrates scoring

Jota has been brilliant since moving to Anfield in the summer and he will be well up for this one – all guns blazing.

He has been scoring goals for fun to be fair to him, and he would love to keep his hot streak up against us and really stamp his mark on the game.

But on the other hand, Conor Coady and Willy Boly looked solid in the back four in the win at Arsenal last weekend and will be equally as eager to keep him quiet.

Jota knows us inside-out, but we know pretty much everything about him as well, so it will make for an intriguing battle and it’s one that I’m really looking forward to.

Of course, there will be 2,000 home fans cheering the Reds on and it will be difficult without Raul Jimenez leading the line, but the lads did him proud after his injury last weekend and got the goals.

Nuno was bold with his selection at The Emirates, sticking with the back four, and it worked a treat – the Gunners didn’t know how to cope with us.

Defensively, we were pretty sound, and going forward we were very quick and sharp, with Pedro Neto putting in a brilliant performance.

That startled Mikel Arteta and it was good tactical work from Nuno, so hopefully we can do the same again on Merseyside.

The Reds have got a fair few injuries and I genuinely think there’s an opportunity to get at them despite their immense run at home.

In years gone by, I’d have been scared to death of Liverpool and the other big sides, but now I’m thinking we can go there with no fear and get the win.

Jurgen Klopp has been playing with four attackers on the pitch most weeks, and I would like to see us fight fire with fire.

The players will be determined to carry on picking up results for Jimenez, and it was great to hear that he should be able to leave hospital early next week and get some peace and quiet at home with his family.

All of our best wishes remain with the Mexican and, again, it is about a healthy recovery more than a speedy recovery.

It’s not about thinking how many months he could be back playing in – let him take his time, as much as he needs.

All that matters is him getting healthy as possible and, as club doctor Matt Perry said, him having ‘space, rest and peace’.

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