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Diogo Jota is so much more than just a fox in the box – The Athletic

Liverpool’s matchwinner, the man who had secured their passage to a first Wembley final for six years, was serenaded with the latest addition to the Anfield songbook.

Diogo Jota was applauded appreciatively as some 5,000 jubilant supporters in the away end at the Emirates paid homage to his breathtaking brilliance.

Oh, he wears the No 20. He will take us to victory,

And when he’s running down the left wing, he’ll cut inside and score for LFC,

He’s a lad from Portugal. Better than Figo don’t you know,

Oh, his name is Diogo.

It was repeated over and over again as the party continued on the streets of the capital. On a night when Liverpool needed a hero in the absence of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, Jota stepped up and delivered in style to set up a Carabao Cup final showdown with Chelsea on February 27.

Forget Figo, this was more peak Robbie Fowler as he ran Arsenal’s backline ragged and scored two goals of the highest quality.

Outgoing sporting director Michael Edwards has pulled off some feats in the transfer market during his tenure and the £45 million signing of Jota from Wolverhampton Wanderers has proved to be as shrewd as any deal he has struck.

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