Sunday Jul 03, 2022. 11:00
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Mohamed Salah’s “best years are to come” after he agreed a three-year contract extension with the Premier League club.
The Egyptian joined the Reds from Roma in 2017 and has helped them win the UEFA Champions League, Premier League, Carabao Cup and FA Cup in recent years.
Salah’s new deal (replacing the old contract, which was set to expire in a year) will run to the end of June in 2025 and see the Pharaohs star earn a reported £350,000 a week.
“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,” Klopp said of Salah’s new deal.
“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.”