Nuno Espirito Santo says Wolves are ‘proud’ of the impact Diogo Jota has made at Liverpool as the club prepare to face their former forward this weekend.
Wolves travel to face the Premier League champions at Anfield on Sunday evening, with the visitors well aware of the threat posed by the in-form Diogo Jota.
Jota spent three seasons with Wolves before completing a £40m move to Liverpool during the summer, where he has since made a blistering start to his Reds’ career with nine goals in just eight starts in all competitions.
The Portuguese international scored five times in just five appearances during November, including a Champions League hat-trick against Atalanta and a goal in last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Brighton.
Nuno has been keeping a close eye on the progress of a player who made 131 appearances for Wolves in all competitions, revealing his side are ‘proud’ with how Jota has flourished on Merseyside ahead of a reunion with the striker this weekend.
“We are proud and happy he is doing well,” Nuno told his pre-match press conference.
”He is a fantastic player. We shared so many things and that will never be forgotten. He is in the right place but now he is an opponent.
“We know his characteristics but we are playing Liverpool. He is one of a number of talented players Liverpool has.”
Wolves will be without Raul Jimenez for the trip after the forward suffered a fractured skull during last weekend’s victory over Arsenal, with the Mexican international recovering having undergone surgery following a sickening clash of heads with David Luiz.
Roman Saiss could return to the side, however, having returned to training following a positive coronavirus test.