Mohamed Salah has been rewarded a new long-term contract at Liverpool after a stellar debut season.

The contract Salah has signed is a five-year deal which will keep him at Anfield until 2023. It also includes no release clause and it has put him as one of the club’s highest wage earners.

Jurgen Klopp believes Salah signing a new deal shows how strong of a position the Merseyside club are in.

“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,” Klopp 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.

“When someone like Mo Salah commits and says this place is my home now, it speaks very loudly I think.

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“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.”

Salah had a remarkable debut season at Anfield following his £36.9million move from AS Roma, which included 44 goals in all competitions for the Reds.

He went on to win the PFA Player of the Year and the FWA Footballer of the Year, but he couldn’t get that illusive Champions League medal come the end of it.

Salah, 26, had been linked with a move to Spain, but that has now been put to bed.

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