Liverpool have been conducting their business with consummate ease in these opening weeks of the summer, with three signings already confirmed along with two sales.
On Thursday, the club announced their third new contract of the off-season, too, with Gomez agreeing terms on a five-year deal to follow Salah and Milner in committing his future to Anfield.
That comes after a similar pledge from Jurgen Klopp in April, with the manager’s contract keeping him at the club until 2026 and playing a key role in convincing the players to stay.
While there are not expected to be any further additions to Klopp’s squad before deadline day on September 1, new sporting director Julian Ward remains busy with sales, loans and player retention.
According to GOAL‘s Neil Jones, Jota is one of the next players to be rewarded with a new deal, with “talks expected to progress in the coming weeks.”
The forward, it is claimed, is in line for a “significant pay rise,” having initially agreed a five-year contract when he joined from Wolves in a £45 million transfer in 2020.
It is unclear how much Jota currently earns, but he is unlikely to be close to the club’s top earners at this point, with Liverpool typically paying under £100,000 a week for new signings of his profile.
However, his remarkable start to life at Anfield – which has seen him score 34 goals in 85 appearances so far – could see him rise to a similar pay packet as club-record arrival Darwin Nunez, who earns around £140,000 per week.
Jones reiterates that the club are also looking to tie down Naby Keita to a new long-term contract, with it likely that the Guinean takes a big bump in wages too.