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Liverpool News: Mohamed Salah signs new five-year deal with the Reds
- Updated: July 2, 2018
Liverpool have announced that Mohamed Salah has signed a new five-year contract. The Egyptian star arrived a year ago from AS Roma for a £34 million – something that is now seen as a bargain price following his blistering performance last season.
He enjoyed a stunning 2017/18 season where he set the goalscoring record for a single 38-game Premier League season. Apart from that, he scored 12 goals for Liverpool in other competitions as well.
The last six weeks, however, have been disastrous for him. The Egyptian got injured in the Champions League finals and then suffered elimination from the World Cup in the group stages itself.
Financial terms of the new deal have not been disclosed. However, it has been confirmed that the new contract does not have a release clause.
Liverpool manager, Juergen Klopp was jubilant and said the new contract for Salah was a sign of the club's ambition.
'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,' said Klopp.
'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.' added the manager.
He was one of the main reasons for Liverpool's run into the Champions League finals last season. His shoulder injury early in the first half ended Liverpool's hopes, and they lost 3-1 to Real Madrid.
The injury hampered Egypt's World Cup campaign as well. Salah missed the first game and managed to score just once in the next two games as the Africans headed for the exit without a single point to show for their efforts.