Long-Term Deal Worth £200,000 A Week
Liverpool forward Mo Salah has put pen to paper on a new five-year deal with the club.
The Egypt international has signed a contract worth around £200,000 a week that could keep him at Anfield until 2023.
Salah, 26, scored 44 goals for the Reds last season in his first campaign at Anfield with 32 of those goals coming in the Premier League. He joined Liverpool from Roma for £34million in the summer of 2017.
Salah is believed to have agreed the new deal before flying out to the World Cup finals with the Egypt squad earlier this month. The news has only just been announced following Egypt’s elimination with defeats in all three of their group matches. Salah scored twice for his country as he struggled back to full fitness after dislocating his shoulder in the Champions League Final.
“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,” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said as the side returned to pre-season training at the Melwood training complex this morning.
“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.”
Critically for Liverpool fans the new deal does not contain any release clause. Club policy is not to include such clauses in any player contracts.