Diogo Jota signs new five-year contract at Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp rewards Portuguese star for superb impact and admits striker was ‘better than he hoped’


Diogo Jota has signed a new five-year contract at Liverpool tying him to the club until 2027.

The former Wolves striker has been handed a new contract at the club as a reward for his impressive start to life at Anfield since joining in 2020.

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Diogo Jota has signed a new, improved five-year contract at Liverpool keeping him at the club until 2027

Jota has fitted right into Jurgen Klopp’s setup at Anfield with the 25-year-old scoring 34 goals in his 85 appearances for Liverpool and he has spoken of his joy at having agreed a new deal.

“Good, [I’m] really proud, I have to say,” Jota told Liverpoolfc.com after putting pen to paper on his extension.

“Obviously since my arrival two years ago, I have established myself as an important player in this team, that’s what I wanted from the start.

“Now to sign a new long-term contract is obviously from the club’s point of view proof of the confidence in me as a player. For me, obviously, it’s really good to establish that I will be here. for a certain time.

“So the start of a new season, let’s do it.”

Liverpool boss Klopp has also shared his thoughts on the renewal and is delighted to see Jota extend his stay on Merseyside.

Jota has been a revelation since joining the Reds from Wolves in 2020 and being rewarded with a new contract

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Jota has been a revelation since joining the Reds from Wolves in 2020 and being rewarded with a new contract


He added: “What Diogo has brought to this team and this club since his arrival is there for all to see, so it’s very good news that he has signed a new contract.

“Brilliant, brilliant news, I would say.

“I’ve said before that Diogo is the player we hoped he would be but also a bit better, as long as this continues.”

Jota is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury and will miss Liverpool’s season opener against Fulham this weekend, but despite this the Portuguese is eager to return to help his teammates. get more success this season.

Klopp is delighted to see Jota extend his stay at Anfield after impressing during his two years at the club

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Klopp is delighted to see Jota extend his stay at Anfield after impressing during his two years at the club

“Unfortunately for me, I had an upset in this pre-season because I got injured [in the] last game of the season with Portugal,” he added. “So I was coming back in this pre-season, I still felt it a bit. So it will be a few more weeks, I would say.

He continued, “When you fight for everything, like we did last year, you just want to do it again and do it better, because it’s possible.

“That motivation is in me and I know it’s in my teammates and all the staff. We have everything to fight for those titles there.

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