Micah Richards makes ‘ridiculous’ claims about Diogo Jota comparing the Liverpool star to Manchester United.

Micah Richards called Diogo Jota’s cold nature “ridiculous” after the striker was sent off to score another goal against Liverpool this week.With the Reds’ Boxing match ending with a one-goal lead, Jota came on in the 84th minute and got on the scoresheet in the 90th minute, securing all three points.

Such big displays have become second nature for the Portugal international this season, achieving identical results against Toulouse and West Ham United. Liverpool will need the former Wolves striker in the absence of Mohamed Salah. Africa prepares to participate in the Nations Cup. And former Manchester City defender Richards has no doubt the 27-year-old will be up to the task. 

“Liverpool will do a lot of things like Jota,” the pundit told The Rest Is Football podcast. “Jota comes into action and scores every time, it’s crazy! He’s the new Solskjaer.”Ole Gunnar Solskjaer earned his reputation as a ‘super sub’ during his time at Manchester United. He scored 28 goals for the Red Devils, including the extra-time winner against Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final.

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Liverpool’s upcoming game against Newcastle United will be Salah’s last game for the club before he represents his native Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast. Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has weighed in on the impact Salah’s temporary departure will have on the Reds in the coming weeks. It changed a lot of games for them. “There’s no doubt he’s going to be missed.”

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