Mohamed Salah has reportedly signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool, putting an end to recent rumours about his whereabouts.
The 30-year-old continued his stellar play for the Reds throughout the 2021–22 season, making 51 appearances across all competitions while tallying 31 goals and 16 assists.
However, there have been rumours about the Egypt international’s future because his contract was set to expire in June and Liverpool was apparently unwilling to match his wage demands.
But now, Salah’s tenure at Anfield will now last until June 2025 according to a new contract that the two parties were able to reach an agreement on.
Mohamed Salah comments on extending his stay at Liverpool
Salah told the club’s official website:
“I feel great and [I am] excited to win trophies with the club. It’s a happy day for everyone,”
“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.
The Egyptian further added saying
“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.
I think we are in a good position to fight for everything. We have new signings as well. We just need to keep working hard, have a good vision, be positive and go for everything again.
My message [to the fans] is the players in the team want to give our best next season to try to win all the trophies. As usual, you stay behind us and give us a big push and I am sure we are going to win trophies again [together].”
Jurgen Klopp comments on Salah accepting the new deal with LFC
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said
“This is a special treat for our supporters to enjoy their weekend even more. I’m sure there will be some celebrations for this news tonight.
Since joining the English giants from Roma in July 2017, the attacker has scored 156 goals and recorded 63 assists in 254 games. During his time at Anfield, he has won the Premier League, FA Cup, EFL Cup, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and Club World Cup.
Salah would earn more than £350,000 a week under the new contract, making him the highest-paid player in Liverpool FC’s history.