Mohamed Salah has become Liverpool’s highest paid player in the club’s history after signing a new £200,000-a-week deal.
The Egypt international’s new contract will see him stay at Anfield until 2023, with a 100% increase on his previous deal signed last summer after joining the Reds from Roma for £34million.
Since his campaign began he has scored a remarkable 44 goals in just 52 appearances and was awarded the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and the Football Writers’ Association’s Footballer of the Year.
The 26-year-old also earned the African Footballer of the Year trophy and the BBC’s African Player of the Year trophy for his heroics in helping Egypt qualify for the World Cup.
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.
“When someone like Mo Salah commits and says this place is my home now, it speaks very loudly I think.
“Equally, our commitment to him says we see his value and want him to grow even more and get even better within our environment.
“The key thing to remember is the best thing about Mo is that he never sees himself as being more important than the team or anyone else within it.
“He recognises his teammates and this club helped him achieve individual success last season. He sees the individual awards come because he is part of something bigger that is special.
“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’.
“This has to be the attitude individually and collectively.”