Jota abandoned FIFA 22 game to arrive in time for Liverpool game – then scored 2

Diogo Jota set Liverpool off to a flyer on Saturday afternoon when his strike fired the Reds ahead in the opening two minutes.

Southampton took the long journey up North to face Jurgen Klopp's side only to be stunned early on by the Portuguese winger.

Jota then doubled his, and Liverpool's, tally for the afternoon when he found the net in the 32nd minute.

However, to make it to Anfield on time for kick-off Jota had to pull out of his FIFA 22 International Qualifying match.

The 24-year-old had progressed to the fourth round of the tournament before he was forced to pull out.

However, after bagging his first goal of the clash, Jota cheekily celebrated by pretending to play on a games console.

The 24-year-old ran to the corner flag, where he sat with his legs crossed and pretended to hold a controller.

Jota's fast start to the game was continued by the Reds as Thiago and Virgil van Dijk added to Liverpool's lead.

Liverpool have moved to within one point of Chelsea, who have a game in hand, as a result of the result.

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Jota has already flexed his FIFA muscles when he won the ePremier League Invitational in April 2020.

The 24-year-old also temporarily topped FIFA's Weekend League rankings as the best in the world.

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