Diogo Jota signs new Liverpool contract as deal length revealed

Diogo Jota has signed a new contract at Liverpool.

Diogo Jota has signed a new deal at Liverpool.

The Portugal international puts pen to paper on an improved five-year contract to keep him at Anfield until 2027.

Jota signed for the Reds from Wolves for up to £45 million in September 2020.

And the forward has proven a shrewd acquisition, having scored 34 goals in 85 appearances.

Twenty-one of his efforts came last season as Jurgen Klopp’s side claimed the FA Cup and Carabao Cup - as well as going agonisingly close to Premier League and Champions League glory.

Now Jota is excited to continue his improvement with Liverpool.

He told the club website: “Well, [I’m] 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.”

Jota has played just once for Liverpool in pre-season because of a hamstring injury.

He’s set to miss Saturday’s Premier League curtain-raiser against Fulham - and has admitted he’ll be absent for ‘a few more weeks’

Jota added: “Unfortunately for me, I had an upset in this pre-season because I got injured [in the] last game of the season playing with Portugal.

“So I was coming back in this pre-season, I felt it a little bit again. So it will be a few more weeks, I would say.

“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 team-mates and all the staff. We have everything to fight for those titles out there.”