Jota scored the 10,000th goal in the Reds’ history when he scored the opening goal in Tuesday’s 2-0 Champions League win over Midtjylland.
Diogo Jota admits that he could not have imagined such an impressive start to his Liverpool career after a historic night in Anfield.
Liverpool newcomer Diogo Jota spoke of his impressive start after the Champions League goal in Anfield
“But obviously I want to score as a striker, when that happens I’m always happy and when we win everything is perfect.
And when asked if he dreams of such an opening to life at Anfield, Jay replied: “No! I always try to help the team run and defend.
The Portuguese has scored three goals in eight matches since his arrival from the Wolverhampton Wanderers for an initial £41 million last month, including two in the last two after scoring the winning goal against Sheffield United at the weekend.
And about his groundbreaking goal, the 23-year-old said: “Of course, that’s an astonishing statistic. The most important thing was that the team won, but getting into the history books is always a sign and I’m very happy with that.
Jay was on hand to score after a good build-up game between Xherdan Shaqiri and Trent Alexander-Arnold against Midtjylland, thus creating the opportunity.
“We have a lot of players with great quality, so anything can happen. It was a great move and I was able to finish the game.
While Liverpool were two points ahead of Liverpool in Group D, the win came with a prize, as Fabinho limped to central defenders Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk on the sidelines in the first half.
“I hope everything is okay because we need him,” said Jay.
The Brazilian, who has been replaced by 19-year-old Rhys Williams, will undergo tests for a suspected hamstring problem.
Liverpool will continue their hectic schedule when they face West Ham United in the Premier League on Saturday before taking on Atalanta in Italy in the Champions League on Tuesday.
And Jay, talking to liverpoolfc.com, said: “It’s a busy schedule and we know how important it is to keep on winning because it’s a good habit. We’ve had two in two in the Champions League, great work.
“They showed that they can be a very tough team and we fought for this victory.
“They (Midtjylland) had a big defeat in their last game (4-0 home loss to Atalanta), but it wasn’t the difference that gave us the result.