Diogo Jota has signed a new contract at Liverpool which will run till 2027.
After a strong first two years with the team, the Reds forward has received a substantial pay raise. Jota, 25, committed to a five-year deal when he joined the Merseysiders from Wolves in 2020 for £45 million.
The Portuguese striker’s 34 goals in his first two seasons at the club have now earned him a new contract. Liverpool have just tied down a forward who they believe will play a significant role in their future because of his versatility in the attack.
Jota has outperformed expectations of the player they signed from Wolves and continues to improve, which has impressed Kop manager Jurgen Klopp. According to reports, Jota’s agent Jorge Mendes and Liverpool sporting director Julian Ward were in negotiations over the summer.
“Well, [I’m] really proud, I have to say,” he told Liverpoolfc.com after signing his new contract. Obviously since I arrived two years ago I established myself as an important player in this team – that’s what I wanted from the beginning.
“Now, signing a new long-term deal, it’s obviously from the club’s perspective proof of the belief in myself as a player. For me, obviously it’s really good to establish I’ll be here for a while. So, the beginning of a new season, let’s do it.”
Jota will miss the start of the Premier League season due to a hamstring injury he sustained during pre-season. “Unfortunately for me, I suffered a setback in this pre-season since I got injured [playing with Portugal] in the last game of the season. “So, while I was returning this pre-season, I felt it little bit again. I would say that it would take a few more weeks.
“When you fight for everything, like we did last year, you just want to do it again and to do it better, because it’s possible.
“That drive is in me and I know it’s in my teammates and all the staff. We have everything to fight for those titles out there.”