Mohamed Salah has been rewarded for his brilliant debut season with Liverpool with a new five-year deal that contains no release clause. The Eqyptian winger has signed a new long term contract with the Reds, that will see him remain at Anfield until 2023.
Salah netted 44 goals across all competitions following his £36.9 million ($48.6m) move from AS Roma last summer, that saw him bagged the PFA Player of the year, Footballer of the Year and Golden Boot awards in the process, and the £120,000-a-week star will be a key figure for Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp looks to build a team that can compete for major honours next season.
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Given widespread reports of interest coming from Real Madrid, the forward’s new deal at Liverpool contains no release clause, with Salah and his representatives happy to commit their long-term future with the club.
Following this, we have also tied Brazilian Roberto Firmino to a new long-term deal at the club. The next Liverpool would be considering tying down to a new contract is Sadio Mane.
The Reds boss Jurgen Klopp reflected on Salah’s new contract deal saying via the official site:
“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.
“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.
“The key thing to remember is the best thing about Mo is that he never sees himself as being more important than the team or anyone else within it. He recognizes his team-mates and this club helped him achieve individual success last season. He sees the individual awards come because he is part of something bigger that is special.
“Mo reflects where we are as a team, I think. Last season was special with many special moments – but we want more.
“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.”