A text message from Jordan Henderson helped ease Diogo Jota's nerves about signing Liverpool.

The Portugal international joined the Reds in September from Wolves for an initial fee of £41million, although that fee could end up rising to £45million.

Jota has well and truly hit the ground running at Anfield, scoring nine goals in 15 appearances.

As when any player joins a new team, Jota was nervous ahead of his move to the reigning English champions.

Diogo Jota has been in red-hot form since joining Liverpool from Wolves

Those nerves, however, were calmed after he received a heartfelt text from Reds skipper Henderson, who has gone above and beyond to make the new-boy feel welcome on Merseyside.

“When you reach a new club, having an open mind is key to be able to adapt as quickly as possible,” Jota said of his move to Liverpool in an interview with The Athletic .

“With the season underway already, it was up to me to find a way to get into the team and not the opposite. That’s what I did with the help of Jurgen [Klopp].

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It's been an extremely interesting start to the season for Jurgen Klopp's men.

They got their title defence off to a shaky start as they edged out a seven-goal thriller against Leeds, before going on to conceded seven in a hammering by Aston Villa.

Virgil van Dijk's season was ended by injury in the 2-2 draw at Everton, leaving the title favourites looking far less secure at the back - especially with Alisson's injury worries too.

But there's no slowing down in what is going to be a busy campaign - with Klopp ensuring his men continue at full pace as they bid for more title glory.

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“He’s a fantastic manager who took care of me. When I first arrived, he had a meeting with me and he explained how the team works.

"Then it’s down to the player to try to learn as fast as you can and to prove to the manager that you can be an important player for him on the field.

“Liverpool have a great squad and the captain Jordan Henderson was an important guy for me.

Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson has made Diogo Jota feel more than welcome at Anfield

"He sent me a text message as soon as I knew I was signing for Liverpool and he has helped me.

“The Brazilian players speak the same language so people like Fabinho, Roberto Firmino and Ali (Alisson) have helped a lot too.

"Adrian too as I can speak Spanish as well. We have such a good team and that’s the basis for success.”

Jota and his Liverpool team-mates will be back in action on Sunday evening, welcoming the 23-year-old's former side Wolves to Anfield.