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Diogo Jota Shows No Mercy And Absolutely Gives It To Leicester Fans After Scoring Winning Penalty

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Diogo Jota Shows No Mercy And Absolutely Gives It To Leicester Fans After Scoring Winning Penalty

Liverpool forward Diogo Jota didn't hold back with his celebrations, just moments after he netted the winning penalty in their dramatic League Cup clash against Leicester.

Jurgen Klopp's side were on the brink of a shock exit on Wednesday night.

Jamie Vardy netted a brace inside the opening 15 minutes of last night's game at Anfield and despite Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain pulling one back, The Foxes went 3-1 ahead thanks to a screamer from James Maddison.

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Jota gave Liverpool a glimmer of hope after the hour mark and then in a sensational ending, Takumi Minamino took the tie to extra-time with a 94th minute strike that left Anfield rocking.

A penalty shoot-out would eventually decide the outcome of the game and that man Diogo Jota secured a place in the semi-finals of the competition with a cool, calm and collected effort from the spot.

Here is that moment.

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Jota, who has scored 13 goals in 26 appearances for club and country this season, proceeded to celebrate in front of the travelling Leicester supporters with a, let's just say, animated gesture.

Plenty of fans picked up on the Portuguese international's actions as he helped Liverpool progress.

Here's just some of the reaction from social media.

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Jota made a huge impact in the game after being brought on as a second-half substitute.

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp went on to praise those who came on to change the course of the tie.

"In the first half when we played the right football we were good but when we played in their formation it was not good, they had counter-attacks and scored easy goals," the German said in his post-match press conference.

"At half-time we told the boys 'I like the game apart from the mistakes we made around the goal and improve in a few moments. We should play around their formation, to play in the half-spaces more.'

"The changes helped of course, when you can bring in Jota in the shape he is in, having Millie at No.6 [in midfield] was clear we wouldn't struggle for mentality any more and Naby when he came on, oh what a game he played.

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"The boys were just outstanding. I really liked it a lot."

Thoughts on Diogo Jota's celebration? Can Liverpool go on and win the League Cup?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Liverpool FC

Topics: Liverpool, Diogo Jota, Leicester City, Jurgen Klopp

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