Portuguese forward Diogo Jota has signed a “new long-term deal” with Liverpool, as the Merseyside club announced on Tuesday. The Reds haven’t yet disclosed the duration or the worth of Jota’s new deal. But the British media reports say that the former Wolverhampton player would be staying at Anfield until at least 2027.
The 25-year-old has been an impact player for Liverpool. He has so far netted 34 goals in 85 appearances.
Reacting to his new contract extension, Jota spoke about how the deal makes him proud and helps him establish himself in the team. He said, “Well, really proud, I have to say. 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.”
Then addressed the competition in the front with the likes of Darwin Nunez, Mohammed Salah and Luis Enrique. He said, “I think it makes everyone better each day when you go out there [on the] training pitch and you have quality, world-class quality all over the place. It helps you [in] getting better and that’s the plan because we all get better each day. That will be more difficult for the opponents to beat us every weekend. So it’s always useful when you have such quality because you also know the amount of games we play, we need everyone and everybody counts.”
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp also expressed elation with the contract extension of Diogo Jota. He said, “Brilliant, brilliant news, I would say. His qualities are obvious. He scores goals – not a bad quality – he works unbelievably hard for the team, his pressing and counter-pressing are on an unbelievable level, he can play in all of our attacking roles and he has an incredible attitude. Not a bad package. Not bad at all.”