‘He’s f*cking boss!’ - Diogo Jota reacts to inheriting Fernando Torres chant at Liverpool

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  • Portuguese moved to Anfield in 2020
  • Has impressed while on Merseyside
  • Following in Spanish striker's footsteps

WHAT HAPPENED? Jota has struggled with injury issues during the 2022-23 campaign, but has made a positive impact at Anfield since completing a transfer from Wolves in 2020 – with 34 goals recorded through 101 appearances. He has endeared himself to a passionate fan base, with Reds supporters switching the lyrics to a song that once paid homage to World Cup winner Torres in order to make their feelings clear for a star attacker of the present.

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WHAT THEY SAID: Jota has told Off The Pitch of following in Torres’ illustrious footsteps on Merseyside: “For me, I have to say that makes it even more special because I liked him a lot. Then I signed for Atletico Madrid, and my first game was a friendly and I played up front with him, so that was nice. I still have the picture on my phone. And now, having the same song, it's unpredictable.”

THE BIGGER PICTURE: The song in question goes:

“He’s 5ft 10″, he’s Portuguese,

“Jota, Jota.

“He gets the ball, he scores again,

“Jota, Jota.

“He’s f*cking boss, he’s hard to mark,

“He took the p*ss at Goodison Park,

“Diogo Jota, plays for Liverpool.”


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WHAT NEXT? Jota is currently away with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo on Euro 2024 qualification duty, but he will be hoping to make a positive contribution at club level when Liverpool return to Premier League action with a trip to Manchester City on April 1.