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Diogo Jota signs new long-term Liverpool contract

Liverpool have secured Diogo Jota to a new long-term contract, which reportedly runs until 2027.

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - FA Cup - Final - Chelsea v Liverpool - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - May 14, 2022 Liverpool's Diogo Jota shoots at goal Action Images via Reuters/Peter Cziborra/File Photo
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Diogo Jota has become the latest Liverpool forward to sign a new long-term contract at Anfield. The Reds headed into the close-season with their superstar front three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino all entering the final 12 months of their respective deals. Salah agreed new terms, while Mané left for Bayern Munich. Firmino has made clear his desire to stay but is yet to put pen to paper.

Now, in the week before the start of the new Premier League season, Jota has ensured he will remain a key part of this Liverpool team. The Portugal international signed from Wolves in September 2020 and quickly established himself ahead of Firmino in the pecking order, although Mané often played through the centre last season.

“Let’s do it!”

This season, Jota will have further competition in the form of new signing Darwin Núñez, but the 25-year-old – who has scored 34 goals in 85 games for Liverpool – is up for the fight. Reportedly now under contract until 2027, Jota told Liverpool’s official 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.”

In his time at Liverpool, only Mo Salah (60 goals, 22 assists) and Mané (39 goals, 10 assists) have scored more goals or registered more goal involvements (41 for Jota) than the striker. The Portugal international has impressively averaged a goal every 157 minutes in all competitions. He ranks fourth among Liverpool players over this period in that regard, behind Núñez (31), who netted on his debut on Saturday, the departed Takumi Minamino (133) and Salah (135).