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‘Best things worth waiting’ Klopp delighted by new Salah deal

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The Egypt star signed a new long-term deal at Anfield after a long contract standoff with the club.

Jurgen Klopp has reacted to Liverpool signing a new contract with Mohamed Salah.

Following months of uncertainty about his future, Salah finally penned a new deal at Liverpool. 

The star striker’s new contract runs until 2025, with reports claiming he will earn around £350,000 a week at Anfield.

“This is a special treat for our supporters to enjoy their weekend even more. I’m sure there will be some celebrations for this news tonight,” the manager told Liverpool’s official website.

“Really pleased – really, really pleased. It’s the best decision for us and best decision for him. He belongs with us I think. This is his club now.”

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Salah moved to Liverpool from Roma in 2017 and quickly developed into one of the best strikers in the Premier League.

In his 254 appearances for the Reds, the Egypt star has scored 156 goals, claiming to ninth spot in the club’s all-time goalscoring charts.

Klopp added: “Of course it has taken a little time but that’s absolutely OK and the best things are always worth waiting for anyway. 

“Mo is one of the best players in the world; it’s only normal there are things to sort when you are at his level. So big credit to Julian Ward and Mike Gordon for guiding us to this destination.

“I have no doubt Mo’s best years are still to come. And that’s saying something, because the first five seasons here have been the stuff of legend. 

“Fitness-wise, he’s a machine – in the most incredible shape. He works hard on it and he gets his rewards. His ability and his skill level gets higher each season, and his decision-making has gone to another level also.”