REVEALED: How Diogo Jota predicted Gomez’s assist against Watford before the match
Liverpool secured a 2-0 victory over Watford in the Premier League in an early kick-off on Saturday.
Goals from Diogo Jota and Fabinho helped the Reds overcome a very tough Roy Hodgson side.
Speaking after the game, Diogo Jota and Joe Gomez revealed how the assist for the first goal was predicted, as the pair linked up for the first goal against Watford – and for one of them, that was not a surprise.
“I told him before the game he was going to get an assist,” Jota told BT Sport.
“Against Nottingham [Forest], I had a few crossed from him that I didn’t know what to expect. But today I was confident and I told him and fortunately for us, it happened.”
Gomez did a very decent job deputising for injured Trent Alexander-Arnold, as he provided an assist very common with the first-choice right-back.
“Trent’s a top-class player and we know what he brings to the side, it’s naturally not my normal position,” Gomez said.
“Obviously like Jot’s said, he said [the assist] before the game so maybe he spoke it into existence for me.
“That’s the nature of being at this club, to fight for all competitions and it’s a tough environment to be in and we have to push each other each week. That’s the job of the squad sometimes to wait for opportunities.”
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