Liverpool put an end to ambiguity over the future of their star Mohamed Salah by announcing yesterday the signing of the Egyptian international after long and tense negotiations between the two sides in recent months.
Liverpool have not announced the length of Salah’s contract, but English media have reported that the new contract will keep the Egyptian pharaoh at Anfield until 2025.
Prominent Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, a specialist in football transfer news, said that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp played a key role in convincing Salah to renew.
Romano explained via his Twitter account that Klopp himself had spoken to Salah several times and worked to convince him of the team’s project and his plans for the immediate future.
Jurgen Klopp, the key man behind Mo Salah’s new contract, signed today. Klopp had many direct talks with Salah to explain Liverpool’s future plans to him, seeing Mo as the “face” of the project. ???????????? #exercise
Salah will become Liverpool’s highest paid player at £350,000 a week. pic.twitter.com/c7uk2Oswbu
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 1, 2022
He added: “Klopp convinced Salah that he would be the most visible element in Liverpool’s project in the coming period”, which contributed to the Egyptian star agreeing to extend his contract.
Romano confirmed that Salah’s salary has risen to around £350,000 a week since the extension, making him the highest paid in Liverpool’s history.
Salah’s old Liverpool contract expires on June 30, 2023, and the two sides have been in long and tense negotiations in recent months to extend it before they reached an agreement on Friday.
Salah has scored 156 goals in 254 games for Liverpool in various competitions since joining in 2017 from Rome.
Source: Fabrizio Romano.