(Video) Watch: Jurgen Klopp reacts to the good news that has just emerged from the Reds Camp “Brilliant”
Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp has reacted to news of Portugal International Diogo Jota extending his stay at Anfield until 2027 following a new deal.
The 25-year-old finds himself needing to get back up to the peak of match fitness as the season starts with Jota set to return to training within two weeks.
What Diogo has brought to this team and this club since he arrived is there for all to see, so it is really good news that he has signed a new contract,” the German told the club’s official website.
“Brilliant, brilliant news, I would say.
“His qualities are obvious. He scores goals – not a bad quality – he works unbelievably hard for the team, his pressing and 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. Not bad at all.”
Given how much importance the 55-year-old places on preseason, it’s highly probable that we won’t see the No. 20 back in action for at least a month, if not longer depending on how players like Darwin Nunez and Bobby Firmino are doing.
The Reds won’t necessarily suffer greatly if it takes the former Wolves star a long time to get back up to speed because there is a lot of depth at the forward position.
In any case, it’s evident that the club has faith in Jota to not only make his way back into the starting lineup early this season but also to continue to be a solid player for the team well into his late 20s.