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Liverpool star Mo Salah signs long-term contract extension with club

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Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah signed a long-term contract extension on Friday, ending a long story about his future at the Premier League club.

The Egyptian international has signed an extension until 2025, with the deal coming after strike partner and Senegal forward Sadio Mane left last month to join German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich on a three-year deal.

“I feel great and (I am) excited to win trophies with the club. It’s a happy day for everyone,” Salah said in a statement on the club’s website.

“It takes some time, I think, to innovate, but now everything is done, so we just need to focus on what’s next.

“I think you can see the team was always going (up) for the last five or six years. Last season we were close to winning four, but unfortunately we lost two trophies in the last week of the season.”

Salah scored 23 league goals for Liverpool last season and shared the Premier League golden boot with Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min.

He was named Player of the Year by the Professional Footballers’ Association and also received the highest honor of the Football Writers’ Association.

The 30-year-old scored 31 goals in all competitions for Liverpool and helped them win the League Cup and FA Cup. They were defeated 1-0 by Real Madrid in the Champions League final in May.

Salah, who joined Italy’s AS Roma in 2017’s Merseyside outfit, scoring 156 goals in 254 appearances, would have been available to transfer them free of charge at the end of next season.

He is now expected to lead a new front line for Jurgen Klopp’s side in the absence of Mane and Divock Origi – who left the club – with Uruguayan forward Darwin Nunez joining in the closing season.

“My message (to the fans) is that the players in the team will do our best next season to try and win all the trophies,” Salah added. “As usual you stay behind us and give us a big push and I’m sure we will win trophies (together) again.”

(REUTERS)

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