Striker Diogo Jota has signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday. Liverpool have not revealed the length of the deal, but British media have reported that the Portugal international has signed a five-year extension, keeping him at Anfield until 2027.
Jota helped Liverpool win the FA Cup and League Cup last season, as they finished second in the Premier League just one point behind Manchester City and reached the Champions League final. they lost to Real Madrid. The 25-year-old arrived at Anfield from Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2020 and has scored 34 goals in 85 appearances for the Reds in all competitions.
“What Diogo has brought to this team and this club since he arrived is there for all to see, so it’s very good news that he has signed a new contract,” Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said on the club website https://www. liverpoolfc.com/news/brilliant-brilliant-news-jurgen-klopp-diogo-jotas-new-contract. “I’ve said before that Diogo is the player we hoped he would be but also a bit better, as long as this continues.”
Jota joins teammates Mohamed Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Dijk and Fabinho in committing his long-term future to the club. He is currently recovering from a hamstring injury which cut short his pre-season and is set to miss Liverpool’s Premier League opener at promoted Fulham on Saturday.
“Unfortunately for me, I was upset in this pre-season because I got injured (in the) last game of the season while playing for Portugal,” Jota told the club’s website https:/ /www.liverpoolfc.com/news/diogo-jota-signs-a-new-long-term-contract-liverpool. “So I was coming back in this pre-season, I still felt it a bit. It will be a few more weeks, I would say.
“When you fight for everything, like we did last year, you just want to do it again and do it better, because it’s possible. That drive is in me and I know it’s in my teammates and… We all fight for those titles there.”
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