The 25-year-old featured very little in Jurgen Klopp’s side last season as he was used as cover at both centre-back and right-back and played just eight Premier League games last year and 21 in all competitions.
But despite featuring sparingly for the Reds, Liverpool considers him a crucial part of the squad and have moved to reward him with a new, improved offer that will keep him at the club for much longer. The move was necessary as his previous deal was due to expire in 2024.
Speaking after signing the new deal, the England international said;
“It’s obviously a special moment for my family and me.
“Another one that you dream of as a kid and one I don’t take for granted.
“It is an unbelievable place to be; in my eyes, probably one of the best – if not the best – clubs in the world at the minute. The opportunity to extend my stay here was an easy decision to make, really.
“Obviously, I have been here quite a while now, but in the grand scheme of things, I still feel young, and, like you say, the best years are ahead of me. I have got more to learn and the time to do that.
“I think I have the platform here to do it with the manager and the coaching staff around me and my teammates, to make sure the best years are ahead.”
The 25-year-old also revealed that he and Liverpool are gunning for more silverware, and he plans to stock up his trophy cabinet over the next five years.
“I think as a group, the sky is the limit. We want to go one, if not two, better than last season and aim for it all,” he added.
“We definitely have the ability to do that, and the belief is there. It’s just about us taking it one game at a time, like we did last season, and just being true to ourselves, playing the way we play under the gaffer’s guidance.
“Who is to say we can’t go on to do more than we did last season?”
According to GOAL, Jota, who is just two years into this five-year contract at Liverpool, is due to be rewarded with a new and improved offer that will see him earn more than he currently receives at Anfield. The former Wolves man has become an important member of Liverpool’s and is expected to take on more responsibilities this season following the departure of Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich.
Keita has one year left on his current deal with Liverpool but will reportedly be offered a new contract that will extend his stay at the Merseyside club for at least another three years.