Liverpool's manager Juergen Klopp (C-R) and Mohamed Salah (C-L)
Tuesday Jul 03, 2018. 16:00
After signing a long term deal with Liverpool, coach Jurgen Klopp has welcomed Egypt star Mohamed Salah’s decision to stay put at Anfield.
The Reds boss says the decision by Salah to sign a new long-term contract with the Reds ‘speaks very loudly’ of the club’s ambitions.
Liverpool announced on Monday that the 26-year-old, who joined from Serie A side AS Roma last year, signed a new long-term deal with the club.
At the back of a stellar campaign with Liverpool and the Egyptian national team, the former FC Basel winger was linked with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid.
The Egyptian international, who was named Liverpool Player of the Year, enjoyed an impressive debut season with the English Premier League side as he scored a total of 44 goals in 52 appearances across all competitions with the club.
Moreover, the Pharaohs star netted 32 goals in the EPL to become the record goalscorer in a 38-game campaign, thus winning the Golden Boot for the 2017/18 season.
“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,” Klopp told Liverpool official website.
“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.”