Diogo Jota has discussed the possibility of Liverpool being handed the Premier League title and has revealed why he ‘loved to watch Everton play’ when growing up in Portugal.
The Wolves forward has established himself as one of the most exciting young talents in English football since arriving at Molineux from Atletico Madrid almost three years ago, playing an influential role in the club’s rise in recent years and scoring 15 goals in all competitions so far this season.
With football currently suspended amid the coronavirus crisis, the remainder of the season remains uncertain at present, with Wolves currently pushing towards continental qualification for a second season in succession.
While there is a desire to complete the campaign, the prospect of the Premier League season being cancelled still remains a possibility, a situation which could see league leaders Liverpool miss out on a first league title in three decades.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are currently 25 points clear at the summit and need just six more points to claim an elusive Premier League crown, though Jota believes there would be little opposition to the Reds being crowned champions should the season be unable to be concluded.
“If we were to have the misfortune of not being able to end the season, I think that few people would oppose this,” Jota told The Guardian.
“Of course, there are always rival clubs that could be against that but I think 95% of people would agree. For me they would be fair champions.”
The Portuguese international has also opened up on his admiration for the Premier League and revealed his favourite English side when viewing the league from afar, naming Liverpool’s Merseyside rivals, Everton, as the side he most enjoyed watching.
“I loved to watch Everton play, especially when they were playing at home,” he said.
“It was not a club that fought for the title but that always made life very complicated for the big teams. And I loved that drive and competitiveness. They were relentless.”