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04th Dec 2021

Liverpool’s Diogo Jota somehow manages to miss easy finish against Wolves

Callum Boyle

How has he not scored?

Diogo Jota somehow managed to miss a glorious chance to put Liverpool one nil up against his former side Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon.

Jurgen Klopp’s side dominated the game at Molineux and  had a host of chances to take the lead, but it was Jota’s that was arguably the easiest of them all.

A long ball forward from Jordan Henderson set the 25-year-old on his way and it looked as if the Portugal international was going to be beaten to it by the Wolves defence, however a mix-up between goalkeeper Jose Sa and Romain Saiss saw the ball bounce to Jota.

With the goal empty, Jota began to carry the ball forward to make the effort even easier than it already was, which allowed the Wolves defenders to get to the goal-line.

But instead of aiming at the left-hand side of the goal – which was completely open, the former Wolves winger instead fired his effort right into the chest of Conor Coady, who remained strong on the line to block the ball away.

As expected, Jota’s shot was met with a chorus of sarcastic jeers as he failed to convert his effort and Wolves continued to hold their lead.

Bruno Lage’s men had to cope with wave after wave of attack from the visitors but remained resolute at the back and looked more than threatening themselves when on the counter-attack.

But Liverpool’s resilience paid off as Divock Origi’s late winner helped take the Reds to the top of the Premier League.

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