Mohamed Salah has signed a new deal at Liverpool to commit his future to the club until 2023.
The Egyptian has agreed a five-year extension following a magnificent debut season on Merseyside in which he registered 44 goals across all competitions.
That tally saw him fall just three short of matching Ian Rush’s haul of 47 over the 1983/1984 season, cementing his name as one of the club’s most prolific forwards in modern history.
A record 32 goals in a 38-game Premier League season earned him the Golden Boot alongside the PFA Player of the Year award, the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year, three PFA Player of the Month awards, a spot in the PFA Team of the Year and seven Standard Chartered Player of the Month awards.
Liverpool have now tied their talisman down to a new long-term contract, as confirmed by Liverpoolfc.com.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 2, 2018
The contract notably includes no release clause, thereby offering some reassurance over his future at the club amid reported interest from Real Madrid.
Salah becomes the Reds’ joint-highest earner at £200,000-a-week and serves as a beacon of the club’s progression towards mounting a Premier League title challenge.
Doubts over the £36.9million fee Liverpool paid for his services last summer have since been ruthlessly diminished by a man responsible for one of the greatest individual seasons in Premier League history.