‘This is his club now’ – Klopp says new deal for ‘king’ Mohamed Salah was worth the wait

KLOOP AND SALAH

Jurgen Klopp put the Premier League and Europe’s elite on notice when he warned Mohamed Salah’s best years at Liverpool are still to come.

Superstar forward Mohamed Salah has ended speculation about his short-term future by signing a three-year contract with the Reds, news that manager Klopp said “makes me smile thinking about it”.

It means there is no risk of an Egyptian leaving as a free agent at the end of the 2022-23 season, and with the agreement reached before the start of the new campaign, there should be no interruptions when it comes to 30. -the future of the year.

Salah has five successful seasons at Anfield, helping Liverpool win the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, EFL Cup, Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup. Inevitably, this has drawn the attention of compliments from Real Madrid and Barcelona.

His arrival in Rome has been one of the top business during Klopp’s reign, and now Salah is set to lead a more successful campaign.

Klopp said he was “very happy – really, really happy”, adding: “The best decision for us and the best decision for him. He is ours, I think. This is his team now.

“I have no doubt that Mo’s best years are yet to come. And that means something, because the first five seasons here were a myth.”

Speaking to the official Liverpool website, Klopp spoke strongly about Salah’s strength, which is often overlooked in his game. His shiny skills and finishing skills made him focused, with Salah scoring 31 goals and adding 15 assistants to 51 games last season.

However, Klopp said: “Wisely, he is a machine – he is in excellent condition. He works hard at it, and he gets his rewards. His skill and his level of skill goes up each season, and his decisions are gone.

“He is respected by his teammates. As coaches, we know we are working with someone special. And the fans have crowned him king. Therefore, it is very good.

“It’s just good news. It makes me smile thinking about it. He stays with us for a long time, and it means we can gain a lot by working together.”

Liverpool tragically failed to secure an unprecedented quadruple last season, won the FA Cup and EFL Cup before losing to Real Madrid in the Champions League final and were denied the Premier League title by Manchester City on the final day of that campaign.

At all times, doubts have persisted that Salah will make a long-term commitment to Liverpool, or he may move on soon.

“Yes it took a little while,” Klopp said, “but that’s okay, and the best things are always worth the wait.

“Mo is one of the best players in the world; it ‘s common that there are things you need to fix if you’ s at his level.”

Klopp said sports director Julian Ward and Fenway Sports Group president Mike Gordon deserve a “huge debt” for getting the deal over the line.

“This is a special gift for our supporters to enjoy their weekend even more,” said Liverpool’s German manager. “I’m sure there will be celebrations for these stories tonight.”

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