Jurgen Klopp Reveals Interesting Reason Why Diogo Jota Was Offered New Improved Contract at Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp Reveals Interesting Reason Why Diogo Jota Was Offered New Improved Contract at Liverpool

Rene Otinga
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM
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  • Jota was barely two years into his initial deal but penned a new contract to stay at Liverpool
  • The Portuguese star arrived at Anfield during lockdown in 2020, and has been a revelation for the Reds
  • Jurgen Klopp said his versatility was the reason the club decided to tie him down further

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has praised Diogo Jota is “not a bad package” after the Portuguese star signed a new long-term deal to stay at Anfield.

It was announced on Tuesday, August 2 that Jota had signed a new and improved deal on the five-year deal he initially signed upon arriving at Anfield.

According to Sky Sports, the new deal is set to run until 2027, with Jota following his fellow attacker Mohammed Salah in committing his future to Liverpool.

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Diogo Jota of Liverpool FC signs a new long-term contract at AXA Training Centre on August 1, 2022 in Kirkby, England. Photo by Nick Taylor.
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Speaking on the club website, Jota expressed delight in the new deal, saying:

“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.”

Jurgen Klopp also praised the former Wolverhampton Wanderer attacker as a versatile player who gives his all for the team.

"His qualities are obvious. He scores goals – not a bad quality – he works unbelievably hard for the team, his pressing & 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."

It is also impressive that Liverpool decided to hand Jota a contract extension at a time when he is nursing a hamstring injury.

For the Reds, Jota has been in superb form, scoring 34 goals in 85 matches across two seasons.

Man United in talks to sigh Huddlestone

Elsewhere, Tom Huddlestone is set to be part of the Manchester United team in a shock free transfer, according to reports.

Despite his impending signature, however, Manchester United fans should not be too concerned as it will not mean he replaces Frenkie De Jong, whom the club has been pursuing for more than 5 weeks now.

Huddlestone will likely be primarily tasks with helping the youth ranks using his experience as he is renown for his passing and organizational abilities.

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