‘It’s all about timing’ – Michael Owen impressed by what Liverpool star did in 2-0 Watford win
Former Liverpool star Michael Owen believes Diogo Jota is ‘one of the best exponents’ on how to time the runs into the box during a cross.
The reds star Diogo Jota scored the opener for Liverpool in their 2-0 win over Watford on Saturday. Owen was impressed by Jota’s ability to time his runs when the crosses are inside the opponent’s box.
The former Liverpool forward also expressed his admiration for Jota’s aerial ability, saying that the 25-year-old stands amongst the very best.
He has scored 20 goals in as many as 40 appearances for the Reds across different tournaments.
The 25-year-old Portuguese international helped his team qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, scoring one goal and assisting one.
Praising Diogo Jota and his abilities to time his runs makes him stand out amongst the best of the best, Owen told Premier League Productions:
“It’s all about timing. When Gomez hits it, how long is that ball going to take to get in that area and how long do I need to get onto that cross.
“All of those things constitute in what you call ‘timing of a run’. And he is one of the best exponents of it in the Premier League.”
“A great header of the ball. But his timing is right up there with the very best, when you have got players like Jota then you know why.”
Jurgen Klopp could field the same attacking trio of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Diogo Jota as Liverpool face Benfica in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.
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