Diogo Jota has signed a new five-year contract with Liverpool, with the club eager to avoid a repeat of this summer’s situation with Sadio Mane leaving for a reduced price.
Following his impressive performances since joining Liverpool in a £45 million transfer from Wolves two years ago, Diogo Jota has received a sizable pay increase.
Diogo Jota has scored 34 goals in 85 appearances since joining Liverpool from Wolves in the summer of 2020.
The Portugal international has improved and extended terms on the five-year contract he signed upon arrival at Anfield.
Having received a sizable pay raise and a new contract that lasts until 2027.
It is a huge declaration of intent from the Reds and manager Klopp, who values Jota highly for the future of the team.
Following the departure of Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich, Jota joined fellow Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah in signing a new contract with the club this summer.
The club has finally finalized the new contract after months of negotiations between sporting director Julian Ward and Jota’s agent, Jorge Mendes.
In order to possibly fill the void left by Mane, Klopp will now be hoping that Jota, who has scored 34 goals in just two seasons at the club, maintains his excellent form.
“Well, really proud, I have to say, “Jota said on the Liverpool website.
“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.”
Due to a hamstring injury, Jota was unable to participate in the team’s preseason training. He is currently recovering.
“Unfortunately for me, I had a setback in this preseason because I got hurt [playing with Portugal in the last game of the season].
As I was returning during this preseason, I started to feel it once more. I would estimate that it will take a few more weeks.
When you fight for everything, as we did last year, you simply want to do it again and even better this time because it is possible.
I have that drive, and I’m sure my teammates and the entire staff have, too. We have everything we need to compete for those titles.”
In spite of Mane’s departure, Jota and his teammates will undoubtedly be hoping to compete for championships this year.
Mane, 30, ended his six-year stay on Merseyside in June by moving for £35 million to Bayern.
The international from Senegal was without a doubt one of Liverpool’s outstanding performers last season, scoring 23 goals across all competitions to help the Reds win the FA Cup and EFL Cup.
Mane entered the final year of his contract, forcing Liverpool to sell him to Bayern at a discount.
The talented forward, who is regarded as one of the world’s best players, led Senegal to their first-ever Africa Cup of Nations victory in February.
The Reds did not want to lose Jota another top forward, so they moved quickly to demonstrate their commitment to keeping him.
Klopp will be hoping for some payback from his Portuguese star.