Egyptian King Mo Salah has signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool until 2023. After his incredible first season at Anfield where he scored 44 goals in 52 appearances for Liverpool. He also grabbed the PFA Player of the Year award, Football Writers’ Player of the Year and Golden Boot awards.
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp will be looking to continue the progress already made from last season by having Salah more motivated for the cause and away from the interest of Real Madrid and Barcelona – for now at least.
Speaking on Salah’s extension, Liverpool 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.”
Salah will also be looking to fire on after his anticlimactic end to the season and World Cup for Egypt. He will be joining new Liverpool signings Fabinho and Naby Keita after a well deserved holiday.