The club announced on Friday that Mohamed Salah has signed a new long-term deal to extend his stay at Liverpool.
Salah’s contract was due to expire next summer and, the forward announced ahead of the Champions League final that he would stay at Anfield next season.
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The Egypt international has now put an end to speculation about his future by signing a new three-year contract at the Premier League club.
“I feel great and [am] Excited to win trophies with the club. It’s a happy day for everyone,” he told the club’s official website.
“I guess, it takes a while to renew, but now everything is done, so we just need to focus on what to do next.
“I think you can see in the last five or six years that the team was always moving [upwards], Last season we were close to winning four, but unfortunately we lost two trophies in the last week of the season.
“I think we are in a good position to fight for everything. We have new signs too. We just need to work hard, have a good vision, stay positive and do everything again.”
Salah’s wage demands were a hindrance, but a delegation turned out to meet the player, who is still on holiday in the Mediterranean, and came to an agreement that reportedly makes him the highest-paid player in the club’s history. .
The 30-year-old scored 31 goals in all competitions for Liverpool last season and helped them win the League Cup and FA Cup.
The forward shared the Premier League Golden Boot with Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min and was named Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year. He also received top honors from the Football Writers’ Association.
Salah, who joined the Merseyside outfit from Italian side AS Roma in 2017 and scored 156 goals in 254 appearances.
“It’s a special treat for our supporters to enjoy their weekend even more,” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp told the club’s website on Friday. I’m sure there will be some celebration for this news tonight.
“Really pleased – really, really pleased. It’s the best decision for us and the best decision for him. He’s with us I think. It’s his club now.”
“Of course it’s taken a while but that’s absolutely fine and anyway the best things are always worth the wait. Moe is one of the best players in the world; things are normal when you’re at his level. On this floor Huge credit to Julian Ward and Mike Gordon for guiding us through.
“I have no doubt that Moe’s best years are yet to come. And that’s saying something, because the first five seasons here have been the stuff of legend.
“It’s just good news. It makes me smile just thinking about it. He’s been with us longer and it means we can accomplish more together.”
This report incorporated information from the Associated Press and Reuters.