Liverpool ahead Diogo Jota has dedicated his future to the membership by signing a long-term contract extension.
The brand new deal for the 25-year-old, who has scored 34 objectives in 85 appearances since becoming a member of Liverpool from Wolves in the summertime of 2020, is known to run till 2027.
Jota joins fellow Liverpool ahead Mohamed Salah in signing a brand new cope with the membership this summer time, following the departure of Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich.
“Effectively, (I am) actually proud, I’ve to say,” Jota informed Liverpoolfc.com after signing his new contract.
“Clearly since I arrived two years in the past I established myself as an vital participant on this staff – that is what I needed from the start.
“Now, signing a brand new long-term deal, it is clearly from the membership’s perspective proof of the idea in myself as a participant. For me, clearly it is actually good to ascertain I will be right here for some time.”
Jota has not featured in Liverpool’s pre-season matches, and Saturday’s Group Protect win over Manchester Metropolis, after struggling a hamstring damage on worldwide responsibility for Portugal in June.
He confirmed that the problem is about to maintain him out for a “few extra weeks”, nearly actually ruling him out of Saturday’s Premier League opener at newly-promoted Fulham and the next matchday’s conflict with Crystal Palace at Anfield.
“Sadly for me I had an upset on this pre-season as a result of I bought injured (within the) final sport of the season taking part in with Portugal,” Jota added. “So I used to be coming again on this pre-season, I felt it somewhat bit once more. So it is going to be just a few extra weeks, I’d say.”
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Liverpool fixtures: Reds begin at Fulham
Liverpool start the 2022/23 Premier League marketing campaign with a lunchtime journey to newly-promoted Fulham on Saturday August 6.
It is going to be the fourth season in a row by which Liverpool have began a brand new marketing campaign towards a Premier League newcomer.
However after then going through Crystal Palace, Jurgen Klopp’s facet will tackle Man Utd at Outdated Trafford on August 22, with each these video games stay on Sky Sports activities.
September will function away journeys to each Everton and Chelsea in September and Liverpool may even face back-to-back clashes towards Arsenal and champions Man Metropolis on October Eight and 15 respectively.
Liverpool’s ultimate sport earlier than the season stops briefly for the winter World Cup will probably be towards Southampton at Anfield on November 12 earlier than returning to motion at Aston Villa on Boxing Day.
The Reds then host arch-rivals United on March 4, earlier than tricky-looking clashes in consecutive weekends at Metropolis (April 1) and towards Arsenal at Anfield (April 8), earlier than ending the season at Southampton.