Wolverhampton Wanderers were beaten 1-0 by Liverpool last night, with Diogo Jota coming back to haunt his old club in the Black Country.

The winger popped up just before half-time for the Reds to squeeze an effort under Rui Patricio at his near post.

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It was his first time back at Molineux following his £45 million transfer (BBC Sport) last year.

Jota’s strike was his 10th of the season across all competitions, which is a great return considering he’s spent the last three months or so out injured.

Before the game, Nuno Espirito Santo had spoken very highly of the star after everything he did for Wolves during his three-year stint.

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Perhaps he was always destined to hit the winner on his first return to Molineux, and plenty of Wolves fans were gutted on social media.

The player has taken to Instagram following last night’s game describing the experience of returning to score, and also wishing Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio well in a touch of class, after the 33-year-old had to be stretchered off late on following a nasty clash with Conor Coady.

He wrote: “Special game. Recupera rapido @rpatricio1.”

The incident really overshadowed the result in the end, but thankfully Nuno confirmed in his post-match interview that the veteran was conscious and talking in the dressing room.

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