• Diogo Jota moved from Wolves to Liverpool in 2020
  • He netted 21 goals last season for Liverpool
  • The Reds finished as runners-up in both UCL and Premier League

Liverpool FC are reportedly planning to offer a new long-term contract to winger Diogo Jota.

Jota, who moved from Wolves to Liverpool in the summer of 2020 for a fee of $49 million, still has three years left on his current contract. The Reds are keen to reward Jota for his fine start to his career at Anfield, reported The Telegraph.

The Portuguese striker's current weekly wage is around $110,000, according to Spotrac. The Telegraph report claimed the former Porto player is expected to receive a significant pay rise as well.

In his maiden season as a Liverpool player, Jota netted 13 goals and provided an assist in 30 matches. Jota bettered that performance in the 2021-22 campaign as he scored 21 goals and provided eight assists in 55 competitive appearances for Liverpool as the Jurgen Klopp-managed side clinched two trophies, finished as runners-up in the Champions League and lost the Premier League title race by just a point.

Jota was Liverpool's third-leading goal scorer last term, with Mohamed Salah (31) and Sadio Mane (23) ahead of him.

Liverpool's Diogo Jota (C) celebrates his goal against West Ham
Liverpool's Diogo Jota (C) celebrates with Sadio Mane (L) and Mohamed Salah (R) POOL / Clive Brunskill

Even though Mane has moved to Bayern Munich and the likes of Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino have parted ways for more regular game time, Liverpool still have plenty of attacking options, including Jota, Salah, Roberto Firmino, Luis Diaz, Harvey Elliot and Darwin Nunez.

The 25-year-old Jota returned from national duty with a hamstring issue. He suffered a recurrence of the issue during training and subsequently missed out on all the pre-season games, which were against Manchester United, Crystal Palace, RB Leipzig, Salzburg and Strasbourg. He also missed the Community Shield fixture against Manchester City last Saturday at King Power Stadium.

Liverpool defeated Pep Guardiola's side 3-1 and that saw Klopp finishing his domestic set with the Reds, having won the League Cup and FA Cup last season and the Premier League in 2019-20.

Jota is set to miss the opening games of the 2022-23 season as he is expected to return to training in two weeks, according to This is Anfield. Liverpool are scheduled to kickstart their Premier League season on Saturday against Fulham at Craven Cottage.