Liverpool's Diogo Jota is at the same level as Salah, Mane & Firmino, says Pep Ljinders

Diogo Jota was signed from Wolves in a deal worth close to £45m

Liverpool's attack in 2020/21 will have a new dimension to it.

The addition of Diogo Jota from Wolves for a fee of £41m - which could rise to £45m in add-ons - means Jurgen Klopp will be able to effectively rotate his forward line this season.

Throughout the Reds' Premier League title-winning campaign in 2019/20, it felt as if the team were heavily reliant on the famous front three.

Were one of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane or Roberto Firmino absent, the team just didn't operate in the same manner and it was clear Liverpool needed to sign some quality cover this summer.

In 23-year-old Jota, they have just that, a versatile forward capable of scoring goals and creating them as well.

Jota presented by Liverpool

But despite being a long way off from having a regular spot in Klopp's starting XI, assistant manager Pep Lijnders believe the Portuguese's 'technical level' is the same as those above him in the pecking order.

"Diogo, his technical level is the same as our front three," Ljinders said, per Sky Sports.

"He has future in his feet. He will have a great pathway inside our club. He is like a pressing monster so he will fit in straight away."

An interesting take from Klopp's right-hand man. Jota has the potential to be a world-class player, but surely he's not at the level of Salah, Mane and Firmino at this moment in time, right?

Mane, Salah & Firmino

He certainly has similar traits to that of the front three. His ambidexterity is up there with Mane's, while his pressing game mirrors that of Firmino.

But for the moment, Jota lacks that real world-class edge to put him on the same level as Liverpool's dynamic trio, which is to be expected.

Klopp will know he hasn't signed a finished product and it's up to the German boss to weave his man-management magic once again.

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