Salah’s former contract, which he signed in July 2018, was due to expire next summer. There were speculations that he would leave for nothing when his contract expired.
But after months of negotiations, the Egyptian and Liverpool have come to an agreement that will see him remain at Anfield until June 2025 on terms estimated to be close to £350,000 per week. The deal makes him the highest earner in the current team and the club’s entire history.
The deal means that Jurgen Klopp can be sure that the 30-year-old will play for the Reds in the nearest future. With Sadio Mane having already departed for Bayern Munich, the Anfield club were afraid of losing another influential member of their team. But the new contract means that Salah’s time at Liverpool will continue.
Despite the stand-off between him and Liverpool, it has always been Salah’s preferred wish to stay on Merseyside, where he has become an icon since joining from AS Roma in 2017.
The Egyptian has been instrumental to the Reds’ recent success, having scored 156 goals in 254 appearances for the club.
He capped off a fine season with the Golden Boot, FWA Footballer of the Year and the PFA Players’ Player of the Year awards last season.
After signing the deal, Salah told the club website:
“I feel great, and [I am] excited to win trophies with the club. It’s a happy day for everyone.
“It takes a little bit of time, I think, to renew, but now everything is done, so we just need to focus on what’s next.
“I think you can see in the last five or six years the team was always going [upwards]. Last season, we were close to winning four, but unfortunately, in the last week of the season, we lost two trophies.
“I think we are in a good position to fight for everything. We have new signings as well.
“We just need to keep working hard, have a good vision, be positive and go for everything again.”