Mohamed Salah has agreed to a new three-year deal with Liverpool, the 30-year-old will be the best-paid player in the history of the club thanks to the contract, which is worth more than £350,000 a week.
Initially, there was skepticism over the possibility of the Egyptian forward staying on at the club, especially when his previous contract had only one year remaining.
“It’s the right choice for both of us and for him. I believe he belonged with us. Now, this is his club “manager of the Reds, Jurgen Klopp said.
“For our fans, this is a fantastic treat that will make their weekend even better. There will undoubtedly be some festivities tonight in honor of this news.”
In 254 games over the course of his five years at Anfield after joining from Roma, Salah has 156 goals.
After extending his contract, Salah said: “I’m in terrific shape, and I’m eager to help the club win championships. Today is a joyful day for everyone. We have a decent chance of winning everything.”
During his tenure at Anfield, Salah has won the Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Fifa Club World Cup, and Uefa Super Cup.
While playing for Klopp’s team, he also earned or shared three Premier League Golden Boots and twice received the PFA Player of the Year award.
“Without a doubt, Mo’s prime years are yet to come. And that’s saying something considering how legendary the first five seasons here have been “Klopp added.
After Sadio Mane, a fellow forward, left the Premier League club this summer for Bayern Munich, Salah’s contract renewal is a huge relief to the club and the club’s supporters.
Liverpool won the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup this year, but up until the last week of the campaign, they were barely shy of a quadruple. They lost the Premier League to Manchester City and the Champions League final to Real Madrid.
To make up for Mane’s departure, they signed Darwin Nunez of Benfica and Uruguay for an initial £64 million.
“It takes a little bit of time, I think, to renew, but now everything is done so we just need to focus on what’s next,” said former Chelsea forward Salah.
“I think you can see in the last five or six years the team was always going [upwards]. Last season we were close to winning four, but unfortunately in the last week of the season we lost two trophies.
“We have new signings as well. We just need to keep working hard, have a good vision, be positive and go for everything again.”
Mohamed Salah only wants to stay at Anfield
A Reds delegation headed by new sporting director Julian Ward traveled to meet Salah while he was on vacation to sign the contract after lengthy negotiations.
The negotiations also involved Mike Gordon, president of the Fenway Sports Group, which owns the club.
Around the beginning of the year, Gordon and Ward held face-to-face conversations with Salah in Miami. These conversations were important because the deal’s general framework was discussed during the meeting.
As details of the contract were sorted out, Salah’s priority was to remain at Liverpool, and the club’s objective was to keep him.
The Egyptian international was adamant that he would not consent to being transferred, and his position was to either renew or depart on a free transfer at the conclusion of the contract, which current agreement has superseded and was set to expire in the summer of 2023.
The contract is set up in a way that it complements Liverpool’s present business strategy while also rewarding individual achievement.
It is primarily based on compensation for Salah’s degree of contributions to goals and goal involvement.
This retains another important member of Liverpool’s success with the club, after manager Jurgen Klopp and his staff extended their contracts with the organization in April till 2026.