Jota produces ‘worst miss in history’ to leave Liverpool fans flabbergasted

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Diogo Jota has produced what some have labelled as the ‘worst miss football in history’ during Liverpool’s Premier League victory over Wolves.

The Reds ran out 1-0 winners thanks to an own goal by their former player Divock Origi in the dying embers of the game.

With the scores stalemate in the second half, the Wanderers’ goalkeeper Josa Sa was found stranded by the touchline with the ball out of his grasp.

Jota collected the ball from out wide and drove at his former club’s defence. Wolves have two players in goal as their only respite.

The Portgual international carried on going forward until he was inside the box. But what should have been an easy finish into either corner actually went straight down the middle, hitting Conor Coady's midriff on the line.

Subsequent comments on social media have been damning.

One said: “I love Diogo Jota a whole lot, but that was the most pathetic thing I've ever seen.”7

Another wrote: “All weekend I will be trying to figure out how Diogo Jota didn't score there.”


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One commented: “Miss of the season from Diogo Jota.”

Another joked: “Diogo Jota actually missed that you know. If I’m Klopp I’ll steal his phone and delete his Ultimate Team immediately.”

An online user summed up the miss with an image: “Yes, Diogo Jota missed this. Yes, that is the goalkeeper behind him.”

In September 2020, Jota joined the Reds for a reported £41 million transfer fee, rising to £45 million with potential add ons.

He’s made a huge impact at Anfield, getting on the scoresheet 22 times in the 47 games he’s played in.

But no doubt that miss will go in the classic bloopers reel.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp recently spoke about the ablity of Jota and how he knew the attacker would be a good fit.

The German said toSky Sports: "I remember the first time I saw him I thought he could be a player for me because of how intense he was in all situations," said Klopp.

"Technically he was on a really high level but the intensity he puts in makes all the difference as at our level all players have technical quality.

"You make a difference with your attitude and that was what I was most excited about adding Diogo to the mix.

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