Diogo Jota is the closest player Liverpool have had to Luis Suarez since the Uruguayan's exit squib
Diogo Jota is starting to resemble Luis Suarez in a Liverpool shirt. Perhaps without the extra bite. Mercifully, Jota’s hunger so far is limited to his appetite for goals rather than the anatomy of opponents. Whenever a new signing hits the ground sprinting, there is a natural tendency to make prematurely exuberant comparisons with illustrious predecessors. At times, Jota carries echoes of the skills of his contemporaries, with the pace of Mohamed Salah, trickery of Sadio Mane and work-rate of Roberto Firmino. Yet after his landmark Anfield goal to underline the champions' gulf in class with Leicester City, it occurred that Jota is the closest Liverpool have had to Suarez since the Uruguayan left for Barcelona. Temperament wise, the similarity may not stretch. In every other aspect Jota has the same profile. As an attacking force, there is no obvious weakness as Leicester's hitherto impressive centre-backs were left looking broken by the experience of trying and failing to stop him. Each of Jota’s goals in a Liverpool shirt so far have had a different dimension, ranging from spectacular volleys outside the penalty area, to his historic strike here which underlined his heading prowess.