Diogo Jota finally made his return to action for Liverpool last night, and Pedro Neto reacted to seeing his former Wolves teammate back out on the grass.

Jota had not played since being stretchered off for the Reds in the game with Manchester City back in October.

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Jota had played well in that game, but it ended badly for him when he went down after trying to flick the ball forward.

It transpired he had suffered a serious calf injury.

The setback ruled Jota out of the World Cup, and Liverpool have struggled somewhat since he has been unavailable for selection.

Last night though against Everton, he finally made his return.

He replaced Darwin Nunez on 70 minutes to a very warm reception at Anfield.

After the game, Jota posted on social media to mark his return, writing ‘Great win in the derby. thank you for the warm welcome! It’s been a long time’.

Wolves star Neto, clearly still good friends with Jota, replied with a few heart eyes emojis suggesting his happiness at seeing him back out there.

Like Jota, Neto has also been out of action since October due to injury.

The youngster suffered ankle ligament damage in the game against West Ham United, and has been unavailable for the last few months.

He was back on the bench last weekend against Southampton, but did not get on. Although he did sprint across the pitch to celebrate Joao Gomes’ winner.

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He turned out for the U21s on Monday against Arsenal, and scored in a 2-0 win.

Wolves have Bournemouth at Molineux this weekend. And Neto will be hoping he can have his Jota moment by finally returning to first-team action.

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