Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo sends message to Liverpool about Diogo Jota

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo maintains there is no sour grapes regarding Diogo Jota's departure and is pleased to see him succeeding at Liverpool.

The Portguese star made the £41m move from Molineux to Anfield in the summer.

But he joined a side whose front three had been well establish for several years meaning minutes may have been hard to come by.

Jota though has seized his moment and has already scored seven times including a hat-trick in midweek against Atalanta.

And Nuno, who saw the forward notch 44 times for Wolves, is thrilled to see the move working out.

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“We are very happy for Diogo,” said Nuno.

“He is enjoying his football, enjoying his momentum, he is doing amazing for Liverpool. I think Klopp is really happy with him.

"For us, we worked together for four seasons and when a player goes and succeeds it makes us happy.

“In the case of Diogo it’s not a surprise. Diogo loves the game, he is committed, he lives for football, he plays and watches all the games.

"I am really happy for Diogo and I hope he continues and enjoys it game by game. It’s a joy to see him smile.”

Jota's impressive form has seen calls for him to replace Roberto Firmino, who has only scored once this term, in attack.

Klopp has maintained though that the free-scoring 23-year-old is not giving him a selection headache.

"It is important we have more than 11 [to choose from] and tonight Diogo played a super game," he said on Tuesday night.

"Good performances never give me a headache, but the world is sometimes a really bad place that in the moment when somebody is shining.

"We speak immediately about another player who played for us, it feels like, 500 games in a row.

"We would not even be in the Champions League if Firmino were not with us. Yet immediately I have to explain why he is not in the team."

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