Egypt’s Mohamed Salah inks new long-term Liverpool deal
Mohamed Salah has pledged his long-term future to Liverpool by signing a new deal with the English Premier League club.
Salah scored 44 goals in 52 appearances for Liverpool after joining the club from Italian side Roma last June on a five-year contract in a deal worth $49 million.
The 26-year-old helped Liverpool finish fourth in the Premier League and reach the Champions League final in his first season at the club.
“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,” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp told the club’s website.
“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.”
Salah was the standout star during last year’s Premier League season, winning a host of personal accolades.
As well as winning the Golden Boot after finishing the campaign as the league’s top scorer, he was also voted as the Player of the Year by his fellow professionals and the country’s football writers.
So successful was Salah that a pair of his boots were included in a display at the British Museum’s Egypt project in London.
Salah, who was part of the Egypt side eliminated at the group stage of the World Cup, will be hoping to repeat his heroics when the new Premier League season kicks off on August 11.
“Mo reflects where we are as a team, I think. Last season was special with many special moments – but we want more,” Klopp added
“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.”