Diogo Jota, Liverpool’s forward, has signed a new deal that would keep him at the club until 2027.
Since arriving from Wolves in 2020 for £41 million, the Portugal international, 25, has scored 34 goals in 85 games.
Last season, he scored 21 goals as Liverpool won the FA Cup and EFL Cup and finished second in the Premier League and Champions League.
“It’s obviously from the club’s perspective proof of the belief in myself as a player,” Jota said.
“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, whose current deal was due to expire in 2025, has missed pre-season with a hamstring injury and said he would be out for “a few more weeks”.
“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,” he said.
“That drive is in me and I know it’s in my team-mates and all the staff. We have everything to fight for those titles out there.”
Manager Jurgen Klopp said: “As a striker who can play on the wing, he gives us so many options and since he came to Liverpool he has improved so much.
“I have said before that Diogo is the player we hoped he would be but also a little bit better, so long may this continue.”
Last month, Mohamed Salah signed a new three-year contract following the departure of fellow forward Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich.
Jota has only been at Liverpool for two years, but this contract is a reward for how far he has come and how much he has contributed since joining from Wolves.
Liverpool has not only extended his contract but also increased the conditions of the agreement he was on as a reward for his continued growth.
A forward who can also play as a wide attacker, who not only scores and assists but also possesses the kind of work rate that manager Jurgen Klopp expects from his players.
Following positive conversations with the player’s agent, Jorge Mendes, during pre-season, new Liverpool sporting director Julian Ward oversaw Jota’s new contract.
Ward has certainly had a busy summer. He played a key role in the club signing Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah’s contract renewal.