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    Monday, 23 November 2020

    Liverpool v Leicester: Diogo Jota breaks record

    Diogo Jota's header against Leicester in the Premier League breaks Liverpool goal record

    Diogo Jota scores an header against Leicester City.

    Liverpool hadn't scored a goal like it since Premier League records began.

    But there was an increasingly familiar finishing touch to a remarkable Reds move.

    When Diogo Jota ghosted in unmarked inside the area to head home Andy Robertson’s pinpoint cross from the left, it was the culmination of a 30-pass move that had left Leicester City dazed and confused.

    Not since such numbers were regularly tallied in 2006/07 has a top-flight Liverpool strike involved a build-up of so many passes.

    Jota had started on the right flank – ostensibly replacing Mohamed Salah – but demonstrated his sense for an opportunity to arrive in a central area to net his eighth goal in 12 appearances.

    He has now scored from having started in all three attacking positions, justification of the Reds swooping for his signature partly on the strength of his versatility.

    Nobody could have anticipated such an instant dividend, however.

    Almost as encouraging was the way he linked with Roberto Firmino who, in the process, produced his most lively performance of the season.

    Never lacking vision of pass, the Brazilian was this time able to regularly execute. And having twice been denied by millimetres, he fully deserved the well-taken header that sealed this triumph.

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