Liverpool: Klopp now 'prioritising' deal for £90k-a-week star at Anfield

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool will make offering Diogo Jota a new contract a priority, according to CBS reporter Ben Jacobs.

The £90,000 per-week forward has been a revelation since he made the £40m switch from Wolves in 2020, but the Portugal international will have just two years remaining on his current deal at the end of next season.

What’s the latest news involving Jota?

Following the situation regarding Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, which eventually led to the latter leaving for Bayern Munich earlier this summer, the Anfield club will want Jota’s long-term future resolved.

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Jota’s terms aren’t as concerning, with three years left on his current contract, although the Reds will still want him tied up.

Despite arriving when Salah, Mane and Roberto Firmino were considered arguably the best front three in Europe, having just led Liverpool to their first Premier League title, Jota has been an outstanding servant for the club.

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As a result, Jacobs reckons that getting Jota to commit his future to the Merseysiders is a “priority” for the Reds.

What did Jacobs say about Jota?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “Liverpool will also look to offer Diogo Jota improved terms as a matter of priority.

Most of the other names currently being linked with Liverpool are just rumour or agent talk with little substance.”

Why do Liverpool want to keep Jota?

Jota might not be rated as highly as Mane and Salah, but he’s performed magnificently more times than not when he’s pulled on the red shirt.

Across all competitions, Jota has scored 35 goals and laid on nine assists, which have helped him win the FA Cup and Carabao Cup and also reach the Champions League final.

But when you consider that plenty of Jota’s appearances have come from the bench, his goal return for Liverpool really is exceptional.

24 of his 35 goals have come in the league in just 39 starts, meaning he finds the net every 145.2 minutes when he’s on the pitch in the top-flight, while he’s also scored crucial goals in both domestic cups and in Europe.

Therefore, with Mane having moved onto pastures new, Jota will be hoping to step up to the plate and continue what’s already been an exceptional couple of years as a Reds player next season.

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