Jurgen Klopp has hailed the arrival of £36.9 million Liverpool signing Mohamed Salah, labelling the winger as “perfect” for his squad.
The Egypt international has signed a long-term contract with the Reds believed to be worth £90,000 a week, becoming Klopp’s second signing of the summer.
Having pursued Salah since he was with Basel, Liverpool have finally secured one of their long-standing targets, following spells with Chelsea, Fiorentina and Roma.
Salah’s time in Italy in particular has moulded him into a top-level talent, as Klopp attested on his arrival on Merseyside.
The German believes his new No. 11 has accrued the requisite experience required to thrive in his ambitious squad, as well as boasting the scope to develop further.
“Mohamed has the perfect mix of experience and potential—this is a really exciting signing for us,” the manager told LiverpoolFC.com.
“He knows the Premier League, he has pedigree in the Champions League and he is one of the most important players for his country.
“His record in Italy has been outstanding and he possesses qualities that will enhance our team and squad.
“I have followed him since he emerged at Basel and he has matured into a really good player.”
One of the most outstanding qualities Salah will bring to Klopp’s attack is his incredible pace, with the 25-year-old one of the fastest players in world football.
But crucially for the former Borussia Dortmund manager, he complements that with a humility and work rate that make him the ideal addition at Anfield.
“His pace is incredible, he gives us more attacking threat and we are already strong in this area. I like that we will make it even more competitive,” the German continued.
“Most important though, for us, is that he is hungry, willing and eager to be even better and improve further.
“He believes in what we are trying to do here at Liverpool and is extremely keen to be part of it.
“He is very excited about performing for our wonderful supporters.
“He is an ambitious player who wants to win and win at the highest level; he knows he can fulfil those ambitions with Liverpool.
“I welcome him and his family into our Liverpool family.”