Salah has now scored more goals than any other Reds player in their debut season for the club, surpassing Fernando Torres by bringing his tally up to 36 on Saturday.
Two of those players, Michael Owen and Luis Suarez, ultimately had their heads turned by Spanish clubs, joining Real Madrid in 2004 and Barcelona in 2014 respectively.
“I said to all my friends, I think I said it in many interviews as well, that I wanted to come back,” he explained.
“I said since day one here that I’m happy here at Liverpool and I want to show my football here.
“If you look at me now and five years ago, everything has changed—mentally, physically…everything.”
Salah’s performance against the Hornets at Anfield encapsulated his brilliance perfectly: scoring, creating and working hard on and off the ball.
“It’s a dream to win the Premier League here after a long time, a club that hasn’t won it for a long time,” he added.
“It’s my dream—honestly. I want to win it with this club.”
Proclamations of loyalty can no longer be considered guarantee of a player staying at the club, particularly given Philippe Coutinho‘s embarrassing claims a year ago, but this seems different.