Jurgen Klopp insists Mohamed Salah’s new deal at Liverpool can showcase the club as an opportunity for world class players to achieve career ambitions.
Salah became the Reds’ joint-highest earner as he put pen to paper on a new five-year contract to quash tenuous rumours linking him to Real Madrid.
It comes on the back of an outstanding season for both Liverpool and Salah himself, with the Egyptian scoring 44-goals in all competitions to win the Premier League Golden Boot and help his side to a Champions League final.
For the forward to be propelled into Ballon d’Or contention typifies his unimaginable impression upon his return to English football.
Klopp now believes his show of commitment serves as a sign of the club’s progress and devotion to challenging for silverware.
He told Liverpoolfc.com: “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.”
He added: “When someone like Mo Salah commits and says this place is my home now, it speaks very loudly I think. Mo reflects where we are as a team, I think. Last season was special with many special moments – but we want more.”
“We want to be more successful and achieve more together – as the supporters sang so loudly, ‘we’re never gonna stop’.”
Salah will now be eyeing a similarly emphatic 2018/2019 season after suffering a shoulder injury that cruelly cut short his Champions League final and hindered his involvement at the World Cup.
His extension follows that of Roberto Firmino, who also agreed a lucrative five-year deal back in April amid a stunning season on Merseyside.
Fellow frontman Sadio Mane is likely to be next in line, with the ability to keep the three together recognising Liverpool’s ascent as one of Europe’s elite forces again.
There has been a welcomed injection of reassurance and sense of direction with Salah’s contract, with an absence of fear over top clubs poaching the Reds’ stars no longer hindering a Premier League title challenge.