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Diogo Jota Slams EA Sports For Not 'Bothering' To Upgrade FIFA 21 Stats After Liverpool Transfer

Diogo Jota Slams EA Sports For Not 'Bothering' To Upgrade FIFA 21 Stats After Liverpool Transfer

Diogo Jota is furious with FIFA 21 developers EA Sports after not receiving an upgrade this year - despite sealing a move to Liverpool.

Jota joined the Premier League champions in the summer and has scored seven goals in 11 games so far.

Last season saw him help Nuno Espirito Santos' Wolves side to the Europa League quarter-finals, which they lost to eventual competition winners Sevilla.

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EA Sports have kept the 23-year-old as an 80-rated and he told Einsteins TVI per Daily Mail: "I think they were taken by surprise when I went to Liverpool. They thought I was going to stay at Wolverhampton and then they didn't even bother to upgrade my card.

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"I kept the data from last season, and despite being one of the best scorers in the Europa League and everything, they didn't even bother.

"As long as they send me my 99 card, which it seems every professional player is entitled to, I am happy."

The Portuguese international scored 16 goals last season and has already hit the ground running with Jurgen Klopp's side.

A hat-trick against Atalanta in the Champions League proved he can take the goalscoring load off Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane's shoulders.

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Many fans have also tipped him to take Roberto Firmino's place in the first team.

All four attackers started in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Manchester City, but Firmino was substituted just before the hour mark.

Klopp spoke about starting the quartet and explained it was 'being brave.'

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Mohamed Salah Responds To Liverpool Fans Wanting Diogo Jota To Start Ahead Of Roberto Firmino
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Mohamed Salah Responds To Liverpool Fans Wanting Diogo Jota To Start Ahead Of Roberto Firmino

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"I thought it made sense," he told Sky Sports after the game. "We had a couple of days to recover, couple of days to train, couple of days to prepare and that's the line-up we decided to go for.

"I wanted quality on the pitch in different areas. If you want to get something here you have to be brave.

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"That's an offensive line-up but if everyone is doing their job it's an even more solid defensive formation, so we will see."

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Salah was asked about what Jota brings to the forward line and the Egyptian told beIN SPORTS: "Since he [Jota] has been here, he's been scoring a lot, and that has helped us greatly because now we have more options."

When asked if Jota could be starting ahead of Firmino going forward, Salah responded: "I can't say about this because I am not the coach, I can't decide something like that.

"I can't look at what Firmino has done for the club and what he gives the team and say he should sit on the bench because his recent scoring output isn't amazing, this is a player who has given everything to the team for five years and creates so many chances.

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"The way our system works in a way sacrifices his scoring output slightly as he drops deeper and gives us the ball on the wings, so I can't say he should sit on the bench or that he isn't working to the best of his ability.

"Sure, there can be more goals, but he creates so many chances regardless."

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Topics: Liverpool, gaming news, Football News, Football, Diogo Jota, Premier League, FIFA 21

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