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Wow, Jorgen Klopp showered praises on newly signed $56m Portuguese forward



Liverpool effectively signed Diogo Jota for a fee of just $39m by deploying an effective bargaining cheap, and news this week makes that deal look better than ever.

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Back in 2020, Liverpool struck a deal to sign Portuguese forward Diogo Jota from Wolves, and he’s proven to be a big hit. In his 93 appearances for the club to date, he’s been directly involved in 48 goals, scoring 34 and assisting 14 more.

At 26, the former Porto and Atlético Madrid man looks set to be a key part of Liverpool’s attack for years to come. Technically, Liverpool paid $56m (£45m/€51m) to sign Jota, with $51m guaranteed and a $5m add-on package agreed.

Even that looks like a bargain, but in practice, he was even cheaper. That’s because young defender Ki-Jana Hoever went the other way in a nominally separate deal for an initial fee of $11m (£9m/€10m), potentially rising to $17m (£14m/€16m). Liverpool, which arrived in 2018 by the Ajax ‘U17 team from Ajax’ U17 of Ajax, made a nice benefit.

In 2019, he made spontaneous debut for the club against Wolves in an FA Cup ancestor. Jürgen Klopp turned to the 16 -year -old at the time after Dejan Lovren was injured early. It made him one of the youngest players in the history of the club.

In 2019/20, he made three appearances in the Domestic Cup and scored his only goal in victory against MK Dons before playing in bizarre relations against Aston Villa and Shrewsbury. First and foremost, the Klopp senior team was for the world club championship in Qatar, so Liverpool had to play a team of young people and was helpless to avoid a Dubbing 5-0 at Villa Park. But in the second, when the German insisted that his professionals receive a winter break instead of playing a reduction in the FA Cup, he helped Liverpool to win an unforgettable 1-0 victory.