VIDEO SHOWS: FILE FOOTAGE OF PORTUGUESE FORWARD, DIOGA JOTA, FILE FOOTAGE OF LIVERPOOL'S STADIUM ANFIELD, FILE FOOTAGE OF LIVERPOOL TRAINING
DUISBURG, GERMANY (FILE - AUGUST 11, 2020) (UEFA - NO RESALES. NO COMMERCIAL USE. MUST ON-SCREEN COURTESY "©UEFA 2020")
1. WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS FORWARD, DIOGO JOTA TRAINING AHEAD OF EUROPA LEAGUE QUARTER-FINAL AGAINST SEVILLA
2. TRAINING IN PROGRESS
3. WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS MANAGER, NUNO ESPIRITO SANTO, WATCHING ON
4. TRAINING IN PROGRESS
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - JUNE 25, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
5. VARIOUS OF KENNY DALGLISH STAND AT ANFIELD STADIUM
6. SHANKLY GATES
7. CREST ON SHANKLY GATES
8. LIVERPOOL FLAG
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - DECEMBER 9, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
9. LIVERPOOL MANAGER, JUERGEN KLOPP, WALKING TO TRAINING
10. LIVERPOOL PLAYERS, ANDREW ROBERTSON AND JORDAN HENDERSON, WALKING TO TRAINING
11. LIVERPOOL SQUAD ARRIVING FOR TRAINING
12. SADIO MANE AT TRAINING
13. MANE AND MOHAMED SALAH / JAMES MILNER, ROBERTSON AND ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN TRAINING
14. KLOPP SPEAKING TO COACHING STAFF
15. SALAH AND XHERDAN SHAQIRI PASSING BALL TO EACH OTHER
16. ROBERTO FIRMINO TRAINING
STORY: Liverpool have completed the signing of Portugal forward Diogo Jota from Wolverhampton Wanderers on a long-term contract, the Premier League champions said on Saturday (September 19).
British media reported that Liverpool agreed a deal worth about 41 million pounds ($52.95 million) for Jota, whose versatility and work rate should fit in well with manager Juergen Klopp's hard-pressing style of play.
The 23-year-old Jota was left out of Wolves' League Cup defeat by Stoke City on Thursday (September 17) and was an unused substitute in their 2-0 league win over Sheffield United last weekend.
Initially arriving on loan from Atletico Madrid in 2017, Jota has scored 16 goals and provided six assists for Wolves in the Premier League over the last three seasons.
He is Liverpool's third signing of the close season following the arrivals of Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich and Greece left back Kostas Tsimikas.
($1 = 0.7733 pounds)
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