Diogo Jota double fires Liverpool past Arsenal into League Cup final

Jeremy Caroll

Diogo Jota stepped up in Mohamed Salah’s absence with two goals to lead Liverpool to a 2-0 win at Arsenal and into a League Cup last against Chelsea.

Partey came on in the 74th moment – not long before Jota’s second goal – but was then booked in the 86th for a late challenge on Neco Williams and again in the 90th for a lunge on Fabinho. The midfielder was sent off hours after arriving from Cameroon and he will presently be suspended for Sunday’s Premier League match against Burnley.

Portugal forward Diogo Jota now has 14 goals in 27 appearances this season for Liverpool – beats his count of 13 in his first campaign after joining from Wolverhampton in 2020.

“Diogo Jota’s on fire,” Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp said.

“We were convinced when he arrived at the club he would help us massively.

“Since he is here he has made another step, he has turned into a really world-class striker. The mood in the dressing room is over the moon. The boys were exceptional.”

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