Comparing Diogo Jota’s debut season at Liverpool to Sadio Mane’s in 2016-17


Despite struggling with injury problems, Diogo Jota enjoyed a promising debut season at Liverpool after his £41million move from Wolves. 

Jota is following in the footsteps of team-mate Sadio Mane, who joined the Reds from Southampton in 2016 and then developed into one of the best wingers in the world.

We’ve compared the 24-year-old’s stats in all competitions in 2020-21 to Mane’s stats during his first season at Anfield.

As the stats show, Jota has started fewer games and scored goals for Liverpool on a more regular basis than Mane achieved in 2016-17.

But the Senegal international does come out on top in terms of assists, chances created and successful dribbles.

Sadio Mane 2016-17

Games: 29
Starts: 28
Sub appearances: 1

Goals: 13
Assists: 7

Penalties scored: 0

Minutes per goal: 186.6
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 186.6
Minutes per goal or assist: 121.3

Key passes per 90 minutes in the Premier League: 1.8
Successful dribbles per 90 minutes in the Premier League: 2.7

Diogo Jota 2020-21

Games: 30
Starts: 19
Sub appearances: 11

Goals: 13
Assists: 1

Penalties scored: 0

Minutes per goal: 135.6
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 135.6
Minutes per goal or assist: 125.9

Key passes per 90 minutes in the Premier League: 1.0
Successful dribbles per 90 minutes in the Premier League: 1.7


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