U-ball live: Glenn hoddle was praised by Liverpool players for his performance against Leicester City

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U-ball live: Tottenham legend Glenn Hoddle believes Diogo Jota could be Jurgen Klopp’s best signing at Liverpool.The Portugal international scored twice in the Reds’ 2-0 win over Leicester City in the Premier League on Thursday night.Klopp signed Jota from Wolverhampton Wanderers in the summer of 2020 for a reported £45m, including surcharges.He is seen as a back-up to Liverpool’s ominous top three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.However, Jota always achieves goals when needed.In addition, jota has managed to make regular appearances for Liverpool in recent weeks following injuries to other strikers and international commitments.His ability to find goals or play decisively in the attacking third zone was praised by Glenn Hoddle.The BT sports expert also praised Jurgen Klopp for bringing him to Anfield.Hoddle described Jota as klopp’s best choice and said afterwards: “Again, it’s predatory Jota.He had his back to goal when he received the ball and spun on it.It was too hard for Schmeichel and it was a great instinct finish.His instinct tells him where the post is, where the goal is, and he knows where he wants to put the ball without even looking.”He added: “That’s why he’s my starter.I would say it’s probably [Klopp’s] best option.When he first came, he surprised everyone with how well he played.He has his trump card again.”Jota scored 30 goals and made four assists in 60 appearances for the Reds.Liverpool are nine points behind league leaders Manchester City but have a game in hand.With a dozen games to go this season, the Reds’ title race is not over.In Europe, they take on reigning Serie A champions Inter milan in the last 16 of the Champions League.Earlier this season, the Reds became the first English team to win all six group games in Europe’s top competition.