Liverpool have announced that Portuguese forward Diogo Jota has signed a new long-term deal with the club until the summer of 2027.

The 25-year-old forward has been in prolific form since joining them from Wolverhampton Wanderers in the summer of 2020 and scored 15 times in the English top-tier last term.

Jota’s previous terms were not set to expire until the summer of 2025, however, he was always expected to be rewarded for his exploits with a huge pay rise.

Now, the Merseyside Reds have confirmed that the former Atletico Madrid man has committed his future to the team, which he described as a “really proud” moment to

“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,” Jota said.

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

Portugal international forward suffered a recurrence of a previous hamstring injury during the Merseyside Reds pre-season, and the forward has admitted that it will still be “a few weeks” before he can return to competitive action.

“Unfortunately for me I had an upset in this pre-season because I got injured [in the] last game of the season playing with Portugal, Jota added. “So I was coming back in this pre-season, I felt it a little bit again. So it will be a few more weeks, I would say.

“When you fight for everything, like we did last year, you just want to do it again and to do it better, because it’s possible. That drive is in me and I know it’s in my teammates and all the staff. We have everything to fight for those titles out there.”

Jota has scored 34 goals and provided nine assists in 85 games for Liverpool since joining in a £45m deal in 2020 and claim the FA Cup and EFL Cup last season- his first pieces of silverware at Anfield.