Liverpool’s next priority after Mohamed Salah pens new deal will excite fans [Echo]

Pre-season has started in the best way possible for Liverpool fans.

After seeing their star players such as Philippe Coutinho and Luis Suarez depart the club in recent years, many would have feared Mohamed Salah may follow suit in leaving the club.

Those fears only escalated as links to Real Madrid emerged earlier this summer.

But Salah has quashed these rumours by signing a new deal with the club.

He has penned a deal worth £200,000-per-week and which will run for five years.

The 26-year-old is now the highest earner in Liverpool’s history.

The deal contains no release clause, which will no doubt please Liverpool fans knowing that the club do not want to sell if they don’t want to.

Liverpool fans will be excited with this news, but there could be more reason to celebrate in the near future.

The Liverpool Echo report that the Reds’ next priority is to sign Sadio Mane to a new deal.

If they are able to do so, that means Liverpool’s attacking trio will have signed contract extensions in the past few months.

Signing players to strengthen the team will be on Jurgen Klopp’s agenda this summer, but keeping key players already at the club is of higher importance.

It’s already been a good summer after signing Salah and Firmino to new deals, but if they were to extend Mane’s contract as well, their business this summer would be near to perfect.

Klopp was ecstatic after the news broke about Salah’s extension this morning.

“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.

“Equally, our commitment to him says we see his value and want him to grow even more and get even better within our environment.

“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.”