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Diogo Jota extends Liverpool stay with ‘long-term deal’

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Diogo Jota has signed a “new long-term deal” with Liverpool, which will expire in 2027.© AFP

Premier League giants announced on Tuesday that Diogo Jota has signed a “new long-term deal” with Liverpool. Neither the exact length of the contract, nor its value was disclosed, British media further reported the Portuguese, who joined English rivals Liverpool in 2020, will remain at Anfield until at least 2027. . The 25-year-old has become a key figure at Liverpool, scoring 34 goals in 85 matches. He was a central figure as Liverpool were denied a historic quadruple last season as they were denied the Premier League title by one point by Manchester City and Real Madrid in the Champions League final after winning the league and FA Cup. were defeated by 1-0.

Jota has been sidelined with a hamstring injury and will miss Liverpool’s opening match of the new Premier League season against Fulham on Saturday.

“Really proud, I must say,” Jota told Liverpool’s website.

“Obviously ever since I came over two years ago, I’ve established myself as a key player in this team. That’s what I wanted from the beginning.

“Now, signing a new long-term deal, it’s clearly from the club’s point of view a proof of confidence in myself as a player. For me, it’s really good to establish that I’ll be here for a while.” .

“So, the start of a new season, let’s do it.”

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Jota will be part of a Liverpool forward line that has recently been enhanced by the arrival of Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz.

Mohamed Salah will continue to lead the attack with Roberto Firmino as another option, but Sadio Mane has moved to Bayern Munich.

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