Mohamed Salah signs new long-term contract at Liverpool to end speculation over his Anfield future

Mohamed Salah signs three-year extension at Anfield; Forward’s previous contract was due to expire at the end of next season; FWA Footballer of the Year and the PFA Players’ Player of the Year for 2021/22, Salah has scored 156 goals in 254 appearances so far in his Anfield career

Mohamed Salah has ended speculation about his Liverpool future by signing a new three-year contract.

The Egyptian’s previous contract was due to expire next summer. His new terms, in excess of £350,000 a week, makes him the highest-paid player in the club’s history.

The deal still fits into the club’s sustainable wage structure and is incentivised with scoring bonuses.

“I feel great and [I am] excited to win trophies with the club. It’s a happy day for everyone,” Salah said.

“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.

“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.”

Sporting director Julian Ward jetted out to meet Salah, who is on holiday, to finalise the paperwork and FSG president Mike Gordon was instructive in negotiations with the Egyptian’s agent Ramy Abbas Issa.

“If I look back to that time when I came [here], the club were not winning many things but I think I told you I had come [here] to win trophies,” Salah added.

“I think we have won good trophies together [since]! And I think we can do it again. We won so many things together. We had some disappointments, but this is football.

“I have enjoyed my football here at the club and hopefully I will continue to enjoy it and win many trophies.”

Salah joined Liverpool from AS Roma in June 2017 with the Egyptian making an instant impact, scoring 44 goals across all competitions in his debut campaign.

After the sale of Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich earlier this summer, it was important for Jurgen Klopp to see Salah commit his future to the club.

The 30-year-old was named the FWA Footballer of the Year and the PFA Players’ Player of the Year for 2021/22 after helping to secure an FA Cup and League Cup double.

Salah is keen on winning more silverware at Liverpool, adding: “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].”

Salah sits in ninth place in the standings of Liverpool’s all-time top goalscorers – and this new contract offers him the opportunity for him to elevate himself even further up that list.

Salah said: “It’s great to see yourself as the ninth-highest top goalscorer for the club, especially when you do it in a short time.

“It’s something great and I think, as I’ve said many times before, the most important thing is to win trophies. But I think when you score goals and help the team to win games, that’s also what brings trophies.

“It’s something I’m proud of.”

Source: Sky Sports

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