Mohamed Salah had a disappointing end to a scintillating season for Liverpool as he dislocated his shoulder in the Champions League final and limped out of the group stages at the World Cup with Egypt.
His mood has certainly changed now, though, as he has put pen to paper on a new long-term contract at Anfield.
The club have not specified the length of the deal, but according to the Liverpool Echo, Salah is now tied to the Merseyside outfit until 2023, and more importantly, a release clause has not been inserted.
During the attacker’s prolific first season at Liverpool, in which he scored 44 goals in all competitions, he reportedly attracted interest from other clubs.
In the past, the Reds have lost key players, including Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho, to Barcelona, and fears grew among the fanbase when Salah started getting linked to Real Madrid in the media.
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News of his contract extension, which is likely to include a huge pay rise, will allow supporters to relax for a moment.
However, Coutinho also signed a new deal before leaving the club less than a year later, so fresh contracts do not always equal long-term commitment.
Nevertheless, Liverpool fans have been left overjoyed by the news that Salah does not have a release clause written into the new terms.
Liverpool announce Mo Salah has signed new 5 year contract. No release clause!!
That’s a huge statement. Changing the narrative of us being the penultimate club to the ultimate club in terms of where players want to play.
— Ben Mole (@BenMole11) July 2, 2018
Salah signing a new 5 year deal without a release clause? Massive for us
— Terry Ryan (@terryryan_) July 2, 2018
Like Firmino, Mohamed Salah has signed a 5 year contract with no release clause. Our clubs mentality is changing and I love it! We are no longer a feeder club for teams like Madrid and Barca; we are the dream destination, and there is only one man to thank ? #LFC pic.twitter.com/Pxbi8FcjGN
— Hemish (@HemishKhera) July 2, 2018
Salah Signs new deal, without a buy out clause… but Can refuses to sign a contact because he couldn’t have one… #Levels and we all kno which one clubs would of wanted to have a buy out clause and not pushed for one, speaks volumes of type of person @MoSalah is. #LFC
— Shacky7 (@ShackyLfc) July 2, 2018
Mo Salah signing a new contract with Liverpool till 2023 with no release clause is great.. I think we learnt well from d coutinho saga and got better. Nice decision from Mo also…. #LFC
— Just a concerned Nigerian youth (@mastermelli) July 2, 2018
Firmino signs a new 5 year contract with no release clause.
Salah signs a new 5 year contract with no release clause.
Now it’s time for Mane, get to it #LFC.
— Cam Priestley (@Priestley819) July 2, 2018
— Tom Houghton (@Houghton91) July 2, 2018
Those @ManUtd fans that said @MoSalah will leave for Madrid in the new season. While I am enjoying my Tea they will find this hard to swallow. NOTE no release clause. #LFC #Salah pic.twitter.com/9YKLMdmhQE
— Dj Jazzy D (@djjazzyd) July 2, 2018
Mo Salah signing a new 5 year deal is excellent news. Obviously going to include a significant wage increase, but a contract without a release clause is fantastic. #lfc
— MarkyB⚽ (@markyb_lfc9) July 2, 2018