How Diogo Jota’s record after 10 games compares with Liverpool legends

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Diogo Jota has enjoyed an outstanding start to his Liverpool career – but how does he compare to some of the club’s goalscoring greats.

Jota, who joined the Reds from Wolves in a £45million deal in the summer, has slotted in seamlessly alongside their established front three.

We’ve looked at the forward’s stats after 10 games and compared them to some of the club’s goalscoring greats at the same stage of their Liverpool careers.

Diogo Jota

Games: 10
Starts: 5
Sub appearances: 5

Goals: 7
Assists: 0

Minutes per goal: 71.4
Minutes per goal or assist: 71.4

Mohamed Salah

Games: 10
Starts: 9
Sub appearances: 1

Goals: 6
Assists: 2

Minutes per goal: 131.5
Minutes per goal or assist: 98.6

READ: A breakdown of the stats behind Mohamed Salah’s 100 Liverpool goals

Sadio Mane

Games: 10
Starts: 10
Sub appearances: 10

Goals: 4
Assists: 4

Minutes per goal: 224.5
Minutes per goal or assist: 112.2

Daniel Sturridge

Games: 10
Starts: 8
Sub appearances: 2

Goals: 5
Assists: 3

Minutes per goal: 149
Minutes per goal or assist: 93.1

Luis Suarez

Games: 10
Starts: 9
Sub appearances: 1

Goals: 3
Assists: 5

Minutes per goal: 277
Minutes per goal or assist: 103.8

Dirk Kuyt celebrates

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Fernando Torres

Games: 10
Starts: 7
Sub appearances: 3

Goals: 6
Assists: 1

Minutes per goal: 112.3
Minutes per goal or assist: 96.2

READ: A tribute to Liverpool-era Fernando Torres, a striker who could do it all

Michael Owen

Games: 10
Starts: 9
Sub appearances: 1

Goals: 4
Assists: 0

Minutes per goal: 203.2
Minutes per goal or assist: 203.2

Robbie Fowler

Games: 10
Starts: 10
Sub appearances: 0

Goals: 10
Assists: 3

Minutes per goal: 90
Minutes per goal or assist: 69.2

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READ: 10 reasons why Robbie Fowler will always be God to Liverpool fans

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As the stats show, Fowler is the only player to have a more productive start to his Liverpool career than Jota during the Premier League era.

After netting a hat-trick against Atalanta, the Portugal international is currently averaging a goal every 71.4 minutes for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

In comparison, Salah averaged a goal every 131.5minutes after his first 10 appearances in 2017-18 before finishing the season with 44 goals in all competitions.


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