According to a new rumor, Liverpool have set a price for Diogo Jota, with the club perhaps willing to trade the attacker this summer
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool team has been revitalized in recent weeks following a turbulent season marred by injury and a loss of form.
Of course, their revival was best demonstrated on Sunday, when they defeated fierce rivals Manchester United 7-0 at Anfield. It is United’s most heinous defeat since Christmas Day 1931.
In turn, despite a fairly disappointing season, Liverpool are now only three points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, with a game in hand.
Moreover, as newcomers Cody Gakpo and Darwin Nunez begin to establish themselves, Jota’s status in the team appears to be in jeopardy.
Indeed, according to rumors, the 26-year-old could depart Anfield in the summer.
Will Jota quit Liverpool?
Liverpool will demand €70 million [£62 million] for Jota this summer, according to Football Transfers.
While the player is said to be satisfied at Liverpool, the heightened competition in his position may severely limit his playing time.
Despite Roberto Firmino will leave Merseyside in the summer, Jota will compete for a spot in Klopp’s attacking line alongside Gakpo, Nunez, Luis Diaz, and Fabio Carvalho.
Jota joined Merseyside from Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2020 and scored 14 goals in all competitions in his debut season, before adding 21 more the following season.
But, the forward has struggled with calf and hamstring problems this season, forcing him to miss the World Cup and the majority of Liverpool’s campaign.
The midfielder told the Liverpool programme about his injury battle: “I had an unusual calf problem. Most of the folks stated they hadn’t seen anything like it before, so we needed to enlist the assistance of some specialists to help us get through it and, of course, to give it a little more time because of the intricacy and just to be safe.
“Well, yes, it was very difficult for a long period. To be honest, the results didn’t assist much, so it was quite difficult to watch things happen and not be able to contribute in any way – except from the dressing-room chats, but not on the field.”