Jurgen Klopp: Jota "is just a class player"

Jurgen Klopp gave his thoughts on tonight's match winner.
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Liverpool took all three points in their final game before the international break. Diogo Jota's tidy finish against his former side proved decisive and boosted the Reds' chances of securing a top four finish.

Klopp was full of praise for the Portuguese forward when speaking to Sky Sports after the game. 

"He is just a class player but we cannot take him for granted. [He was] out for three months, came back and made an impact. That is pretty rare. [It was] a perfect moment for the goal. We understand the situation tonight."

Games like this really show just how sorely Liverpool have missed Jota over the past few months. His intensity and directness caused Wolves problems throughout the match.

However, he was not the only forward who impressed Klopp. After a disappointing string of substitute appearances, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made a real difference tonight. 

"Ox came on and was a real breath of fresh air."

Although his work was in vain, he played an integral part in Mohamed Salah's disallowed goal. More generally, he showed signs of his true potential, reminiscent of his early days on Merseyside. Could tonight's positive performance revive an otherwise dwindling Anfield career?