Updated: Aug 3
Jota, who had three years remaining on his previous Liverpool contract, signs long-term extension which will run until 2027.
Liverpool FC have handed Portugal international Diogo Jota a new and improved contract following his brilliant displays at Anfield.
The 25-year-old, who has scored 34 goals in 85 appearances since joining the Reds from Wolves in 2020, put pen to paper on a five-year deal on Merseyside.
The Portugal international moved to Liverpool from Wolves in 2020 and still has three years remaining on his current contract.
Jota sees new contract as proof of Liverpool's belief in him
"Really proud, I have to say," Jota told Liverpool's website. "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 obvious from the club's perspective proof of the belief in myself as a player. For me, it's really good to establish I'll be here for a while. So, the beginning of a new season, let's do it."
‘Brilliant news!’ says Klopp
Manager Jurgen Klopp expressed delight at the news of Diogo Jota continuing his career with Liverpool.
“What Diogo has brought to this team and this club since he arrived is there for all to see, so it is really good news that he has signed a new contract,” Klopp said. “Brilliant, brilliant news, I would say.
“His qualities are obvious. He scores goals – not a bad quality – he works unbelievably hard for the team, his pressing and counter-pressing are on an unbelievable level, he can play in all of our attacking roles and he has an incredible attitude. Not a bad package. Not bad at all.
“As a striker who can play on the wing, he gives us so many options and since he came to Liverpool he has improved so much. I have said before that Diogo is the player we hoped he would be but also a little bit better, so long may this continue.”
Jota devoting his all to the club will see him continue plying his trade in Liverpool's new-look front line following the recent arrivals of Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz [in January], with Sadio Mane now at Bayern Munich.