Liverpool forward Diogo Jota could be set to sign a new-and-improved Reds contract in the near future, reports The Liverpool Echo journalist Paul Gorst.
The Lowdown: Jota stars for Liverpool
The Portuguese goalscorer arrived from Wolves back in 2020 and has been a superb addition to Jurgen Klopp’s squad, adding more firepower and versatility in the final third.
It now looks as though the 25-year-old will be rewarded for his efforts, following a fresh update.
The Latest: New contract incoming?
According to The Liverpool Echo‘s Paul Gorst, Jota’s performances have ‘encouraged’ Liverpool to potentially offer him a new deal – one that will see his £90,000 per week increased.
The attacker’s current contract expires in the summer of 2025 but the Reds clearly see him as a key figure beyond that date.
The Verdict: No-brainer for Reds
This makes complete sense for Liverpool, with Jota such a potent addition to the team since joining, bringing a poachers’ instinct and popping up with big goals time and time again.
Granted, the Portugal international’s form nosedived significantly towards the end of last season – his last goal came on April 10th, against Manchester City – but that looked largely to do with fatigue, having made 55 appearances overall.
While Mohamed Salah, Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez could be Klopp’s go-to front-three now, Jota will continue to be a hugely important player for years to come, and rotation will mean he still features a large amount.
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