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Mohamed Salah agrees new long-term contract with Liverpool

Salah scored 32 times to set a new benchmark in a single 38-game season.

Liverpool have tied Mohamed Salah down to a new long-term contract after a record-breaking debut campaign for the club.

The Egyptian moved to Merseyside from Roma last June and went on to win the Premier League Golden Boot, scoring 32 times and in turn setting a new benchmark in a single 38-game season.

Salah also came to the fore during Liverpool’s run to the Champions League final and Liverpool have ended any speculation about his future – although they have not disclosed the length of the deal.

Press Association Sport understands the contract is for five years, with no release clause.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said on the club’s official website: “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.

“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 fulfil all their professional dreams and ambitions – we are working hard together to achieve this.”

Liverpool’s hopes of a sixth European Cup were dealt a blow by Salah suffering a shoulder injury in the first half of the final against Real Madrid, who triumphed 3-1 in Kiev.

The problem forced him to miss Egypt’s World Cup opener against Uruguay and though he scored against Russia and Saudi Arabia, the African nation crashed out in the group stage.

The 26-year-old’s efforts in 2017-18, where he scored 44 goals in 52 appearances in all competitions, saw him awarded both the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and the Football Writers’ Association’s Footballer of the Year.

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