Salah Signs New Long-Term Contract At Liverpool

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has signed a new long-term contract at the club until 2023.

Salah, 26, has been rewarded with a new five-year deal after a phenomenal first year with the Reds.

He joined the five-time European champions from Italian Serie A side AS Roma last summer in a £36.9m ($46.8m) deal and went on to score 44 goals in all competitions as he helped the club to the Champions League final.

He also set a new Premier League record for a 38-game season as he scored 32 league goals to take the Golden Boot in addition to being named PFA Player of the Year.

His displays has reportedly attracted interest from European champions Real Madrid and that has prompted the club to tie him down to a new deal which has no release clause.

He recently featured for the Pharaohs of Egypt at the ongoing FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia as they crashed out at the group stage.

Mohamed Salah was a doubt for the tournament as a result of the shoulder injury that ended his Champions League final appearance abruptly following a collision with Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.

He missed his team’s tournament opener but was able to feature in the other Group A games, scoring two goals in the process.

Egypt lost all their three games and subsequently finished bottom of the group.

Reacting to the new deal signed by Salah in a chat with the club’s website, manager Jurgen Klopp said: I think this news can be seen for what it is; rewarding a person who performed and contributed greatly for the team and the club last season.

“It demonstrates two things very clearly also – his belief in Liverpool and our belief in him.

“We want world-class talent to see they have a home at Anfield where they can fulfil all their professional dreams and ambitions – we are working hard together to achieve this.

“When someone like Mo Salah commits and says this place is my home now, it speaks very loudly I think.

“Equally, our commitment to him says we see his value and want him to grow even more and get even better within our environment.

“The key thing to remember is the best thing about Mo is that he never sees himself as being more important than the team or anyone else within it. He recognises his team-mates and this club helped him achieve individual success last season. He sees the individual awards come because he is part of something bigger that is special.

“Mo reflects where we are as a team, I think. Last season was special with many special moments – but we want more.

“We want to be more successful and achieve more together – as the supporters sang so loudly, ‘we’re never gonna stop’. This has to be the attitude individually and collectively.” He concluded.

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