Mohamed Salah has extended his contract with Liverpool, putting an end to speculation over his future.
The Egyptian winger has penned a “long-term” deal according to the Reds’ official website, although it was not specified exactly how many years the contract is.
The Athletic claims that the winger has renewed for three more years, on top of the one that was already remaining. This renewal was important for Liverpool because he would’ve been free to discuss terms with other clubs from January.
Salah will reportedly earn £400,000-per-week salary which makes him the highest-paid player in the Premier League ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Kevin De Bruyne, who are on reported salaries of £385,000-per-week.
The 30 year old Egypt star ranks as the fourth highest-paid footballer worldwide but his salary is dwarfed by those ahead of him – all of whom play for Qatari-backed Paris Saint-Germain.
Neymar comes in at third-place with £606,000-per-week, but there is then a huge jump to the top two.
Lionel Messi actually took a pay cut when he joined PSG from Barcelona last summer, but he is still on a staggering salary of £960,000-per-week.
That made the Argentinian superstar the biggest earner in the world until a few weeks ago, when he was overtaken by team-mate Kylian Mbappe.
PSG pulled out all the stops to keep the 23-year-old in the French capital amid heavy interest from Real Madrid and Mbappe eventually signed a new three-year contract with the Ligue 1 side reported to be worth £1million-per-week.
“I feel great and [I am] excited to win trophies with the club. It’s a happy day for everyone,” Salah told Liverpool’s official website.
“It takes a little bit of time, I think, to renew, but now everything is done so we just need to focus on what’s next.
“I think you can see in the last five or six years the team was always going [upwards]. Last season we were close to winning four, but unfortunately in the last week of the season we lost two trophies.
“I think we are in a good position to fight for everything. We have new signings as well. We just need to keep working hard, have a good vision, be positive and go for everything again.”
Salah joined Liverpool in the 2017 summer transfer window from Roma and has since become one of the best players in the world, scoring 156 goals in 254 appearances for the Reds across all competitions.
With Liverpool, he has won the Premier League, the Champions League, the FA Cup, the Carabao Cup, as well as the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup.