Last month, Liverpool agreed a new deal with veteran, James Milner, to extend his stay at the club. More recently, the Reds have secured a long-term contract with Joe Gomez.
According to reports, Liverpool and star forward Diogo Jota are about to reach a new agreement.
After Gomez, Jota and Keita are set to get new contracts from the Merseysiders, according to Goal.com. But our focus here is on the Seleccao star.
The 25-year-old’s current contract with the club expires in 2025, and he makes about £90,385 per week (The Mirror). Goal claims that the former Wolverhampton Wanderers forward is in line for a bumper pay rise.
Jota can effectively play anywhere in the attacking third but he has mainly excelled in the No.9/False No.9 role. In his debut season at Anfield, he only started 19 games in all competitions and found the net 13 times.
Last season, the versatile forward was able to replace Firmino in the lineup and regularly started. In all competitions, he made 55 appearances and directly contributed in 29 goals (21 goals and 8 assists).
The 26-cap international was part of the Portugal team that won the inaugural UEFA Nations League title in 2019.
Moreover, he played an important role in helping his nation qualify for the World Cup. In 7 qualification fixtures, Jota scored 5 goals and provided 2 assists for the Euro 2016 champions.
The depth of the strike force has strengthened with the arrival of big-money signing Darwin Nunez, but can Jota consistently start for Liverpool? Nevertheless, he deserves a huge new contract because of his outstanding performance since moving to Anfield.