Mohammed Salah has ended the speculation about his future by extending his contract with Liverpool FC for another five years.
The Egyptian forward caught the attention of top European sides with his phenomenal debut season at Anfield where he enjoyed a clean sweep of personal accolades by winning the PFA player of the year, the Football Writer’s Player of the Year and set a new record of 32 goals in a 38-game season.
The former Chelsea winger also became the second most prolific scorer in the history of the club with a staggering 44 goals in 52 games in all competitions, three goals behind Ian Rush.
The club have now ended any speculation about Salah’s long-term future – and manager Jurgen Klopp has unsurprisingly welcomed the announcement.
Klopp said on the club’s official website: “I think this news can be seen for what it is – rewarding a person who performed and contributed significantly to 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 fulfill 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.
Unfortunately, Salah didn’t end the season on a high as he sustained a shoulder injury in the Champions League final, forcing him to miss the opening group game against Uruguay in the World Cup. He was back on the scorer’s sheet against Russia and Saudi-Arabia but bowed out of the group phase with no points recorded.