Mohamed Salah has provided Liverpool with a major boost by putting pen to paper on a new deal that will keep the Egyptian King at Anfield until 2023.
Salah made a phenomenal impact in his first campaign on Merseyside, scoring 44 goals and assisting a further 16 in 52 appearances.
Having left Roma for just £36.9 million last summer, the forward became one of the biggest bargain signings in the Reds’ history.
Speculation mounted over the 26-year-old’s long-term future, but Salah has now signed a new five-year contract to underline his commitment, the club confirmed on Monday.
Crucially, the deal does not include a release clause, and Salah joins Virgil van Dijk and Roberto Firmino as one of the club’s highest earners, with the Mail‘s Dominic King claiming he will earn £200,000 a week.
“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,” Jurgen Klopp told LiverpoolFC.com.
“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.”
Salah is on an extended break following Egypt’s exit from the World Cup, but will likely link up with the Liverpool squad for the pre-season tour of the United States.