Stan Collymore believes Jurgen Klopp made the decision to replace Diogo Jota too late. The news gave him not enough time to help the team win 3 points in the Premier League game that Liverpool drew 2-2 at home with Brighton on Saturday, according to reports from the Liverpool Echo.
The Reds took a quick 2-0 lead in the first 25 minutes from Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane before the visitors slowly made it back to equalize with a goal. The egg broke from Enoch MV Pu in the 40th minute and Leandro Trossard equalized in the 65th minute.
Afterwards, Klopp replaced the striker with Diogo Jota in place of Roberto Firmino in the 78th minute, but couldn’t help but ended the game with one point apiece by Collymore. The former Liverpool striker spoke about this issue.
“I think Diogo Jota should have come on in the 60th-65th minute, not wait until the 78th minute to be replaced. Sometimes a little quicker substitution might fix the problem.”
“Liverpool have no problem with the finishing of the striker. But I always thought that the best time to make a substitution if a player needs to come in and change the game would be around 60-65 minutes.”