Mo Salah has inked a new 5-year contract with Liverpool with club insiders insisting that there is no release clause in his new deal which now runs until 2023.
The 26-year-old winger has been rewarded with improved terms as a result of his outstanding form last season in which he scored 44 goals in 52 appearances. His commitment to the club will end fears that he could be tempted to Real Madrid ahead of the new season.
Commenting on the development, Reds’ boss Jürgen Klopp said: “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 recognises his teammates 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.”
KOPTALK previously reported that the Reds were trying to tie him down to a new contract so today’s news doesn’t come as a surprise. However, it’s always nice to see official confirmation especially when a club like Real Madrid has been sniffing around and fedeing various suggestions to the Spanish media.
Liverpool have already tied down Roberto Firmino to a new deal and a new 5-year contract offer has also been offered to Sadio Mané.