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Jamie Carragher urges Klopp to start Diogo Jota ahead of Roberto Firmino



Jamie Carragher

Former Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher believes Roberto Firmino has been “lucky” to keep his position in Liverpool’s starting lineup due to the injury of Diogo Jota.


The Premier League champions have seen their form decline dramatically over the winter period, while Firmino has managed just one goal in 16 appearances since Boxing Day.

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Liverpool have been without Diogo Jota due to a knee injury, but the Portuguese international, who had a brilliant start to his career at Anfield, is now looking for a place in Jurgen Klopp’s attack.


And Carragher believes Klopp needs to give Jota a starting role ahead of the Brazilian international.

Liverpool Diogo Jota

Diogo Jota has scored 9 goals for Liverpool this season ( picture: GettyImages).

“Yes, I mean I have been calling for [Jota to start over Firmino] that a while,’ Carragher told CBS Sports.


“I think Firmino has been fortunate that Jota has been out for so long because I think he was on the verge of breaking that front three up, really.

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“It’s just interesting that he went central. I think, at the weekend, it was Salah who went through the middle and Jota was in a wide position,


“But Jota is a bigger goal threat, right at this moment. We know Firmino brings other things.

Robert Firmino

Robert Firmino has struggled in front of goal this season. (Photo by Getty Images)

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“But to just think that Liverpool needs to get as many goalscorers as possible on the pitch because the midfield players don’t score, the full-backs create and they have lost Van Dijk. Jota needs to be on that pitch”

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Liverpool will hope for a change of fortune In the Premier League when they travel to the Molineux stadium where they will tackle Wolverhampton on Monday night.