Diogo Jota signs a new lucrative contract with Liverpool
According to the club’s official site, Liverpool attacker Diogo Jota has signed a new contract that would keep him at the club until 2027. The Portuguese attacker has shown his worth to the Reds through his impressive performances since signing from Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The 25-year-old has made 85 appearances and scored 34 goals, with the majority of his contribution coming up in last season where he tucked in 21 goals. His form was vital for Jurgen Klopp’s men as the club won the FA Cup and Carabao Cup through his wonder strikes.
Not much was expected from Jota when he arrived fresh from the Molineux stadium as it was evident that he would be a squad player for the Reds. However, he started taking Roberto Firmino’s place in the line-up and combined well with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane to form a lethal front three.
The attacker’s efforts have been appreciated and honoured by handing him an improved contract offer. The Portuguese’s previous contract ran until 2025 but the Anfield side wanted to avoid any last-minute deal.
The 25-year-old’s form would have attracted elite clubs and it could build into an uncomfortable situation for the Reds. Jota’s importance has been highlighted by his style of play.
Rather than playing as a false 9, a trick Klopp used with Firmino, the former Wolves attacker played his natural game by scoring goals for fun.
However, his presence in the starting XI would be affected by the arrival of Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz. Both the attackers were signed within a space of seven months and that would highlight the fact that Klopp is building a new attacking eta at Liverpool.
With the departure of Sadio Mane, Luis Diaz would be expected to command the wing position which would ultimately affect Jota’s chances of playing out wide. The arrival of Nunez would provide more competition for the Portuguese, but it doesn’t mean that the 25-year-old would be left out altogether.
Jurgen Klopp has been smart while using his players and he would be using Jota as per his plans next season. It goes without saying that Liverpool have a dangerous attacking unit in their arsenal and the players would be waiting to Mark their first step in the upcoming season.
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Jota has been unable to start a single preseason game owing to an injury. He has been recovering well but would miss the opening day clash against Fulham.