Liverpool and Diogo Jota have agreed to a new long-term contract.



Diogo Jota, a forward for Liverpool, has extended his contract with the team for the foreseeable future. The 25-year-new old's contract is believed to last until 2027. Since moving to Liverpool from Wolves in the summer of 2020, he has scored 34 goals in 85 appearances. The date of the contract renewal, however, has not been made public by the club.


The Portuguese international fit in with Jurgen Klopp's team with ease, and on his debut for the Reds in the Premier League against Arsenal at Anfield, he scored. During his first season, he went on to score 12 more goals, including a stunning hat-trick away against Atalanta BC in the Champions League.


In 2021–22, the forward outperformed that total, scoring 21 goals across all competitions to help Liverpool win the Carabao Cup and Emirates FA Cup and place second in the Premier League and Champions League. After agreeing to his new contract, he told Liverpoolfc.com, "Well, (I'm) pretty proud, I have to say."


"I've made a name for myself on this squad since I first joined two years ago; that was always my goal. Now that I've signed a new, long-term contract, it's clear from the club's standpoint that they believe in me as a player. Naturally, it's great for me to know that I'll be here for a while. So let's do it at the start of a new season, he remarked.


Jota missed all of the Reds' preseason games before to the new season due to a hamstring injury, which he is presently rehabilitating from.


However, the 25-year-old hopes to contribute to the club's prize collection once he is back to full fitness.


"Unfortunately for me, I experienced a setback during this preseason because I sustained an injury while playing for Portugal in the final game of the year, "added he. "So, while I was returning in this preseason, I felt it little once more. I would estimate that it will take a couple more weeks."

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