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Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has signed a new long-term contract with the English club.

The Egyptian’s contract had been set to expire in the summer of 2023, however, he has now agreed a new three-year-deal to commit his future to the club until 2025.

It has been widely reported that the deal will make the former Chelsea and AS Roma forward the highest-paid player in the Liverpool’s history with wages in excess of £350,000 (N175million) per-week.

The 30-year-old has been a key man for Liverpool since joining from Roma in 2017, helping Jurgen Klopp’s side win the English Premier League and Champions League among other trophies.

Salah told Liverpool’s 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.

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.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said he is delighted seeing Mohamed Salah sign a new long-term contract with the club.

Klopp hailed the news of Salah’s renewal as the best decision for both club and player, outlining why he expects the No.11 to only enhance his repertoire in the seasons ahead.

Speaking to liverpoolfc.com, the German manager 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.

Really pleased – really, really pleased. It’s the best decision for us and best decision for him. He belongs with us I think. This is his club now.

Of course it has taken a little time but that’s absolutely OK and the best things are always worth waiting for anyway. Mo is one of the best players in the world; it’s only normal there are things to sort when you are at his level. So big credit to Julian Ward and Mike Gordon for guiding us to this destination.

I have no doubt Mo’s best years are still to come. And that’s saying something, because the first five seasons here have been the stuff of legend.

Fitness-wise, he’s a machine – in the most incredible shape. He works hard on it and he gets his rewards. His ability and his skill level gets higher each season, and his decision-making has gone to another level also.

He is adored by his teammates. As coaches we know we work with someone special. And the supporters have crowned him a king. So, very cool.

It is just great news. It makes me smile thinking about it. He stays with us for longer and it means we can achieve more together.

Salah has scored 156 goals in 254 appearances for Liverpool.

The news of Salah’s contract extension comes after Liverpool lost Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich.

By Amara

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