Liverpool have completed the signing of Mohamed Salah from Roma on a five-year deal. The team initially offered £28 million for Salah but it is thought that they ended up paying £34.4 million.
The contract officially begins on July 1 after the forward completed a medical at Liverpool’s training ground last week. He will be wearing the No 11 shirt next season and Roberto Firmino will switch to the No 9 shirt.
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Talking to the club’s website Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp said, “Mohamed has the perfect mix of experience and potential – this is a really exciting signing for us. He knows the Premier League, he has pedigree in the Champions League and he is one of the most important players for his country.”
Klopp went on to say that Salah has an outstanding record and believes that he possesses qualities that will “enhance our team and squad”.
“His pace is incredible, he gives us more attacking threat and we are already strong in this area. I like that we will make it even more competitive.”
Klopp said that Salah’s best attributes are that he is “hungry, willing and eager to be even better” and to continue improving. He said that Salah is extremely keen to be part of the team and is very excited to be playing there.
“He is an ambitious player who wants to win and win at the highest level; he knows he can fulfil those ambitions with Liverpool. I welcome him and his family into our Liverpool family.”
Salah joined Chelsea from Basel in 2014 for £11 million but made just 19 appearances for the team over a two and a half year period at Stamford Bridge. He then went on to spend time with Fiorentina and Roma. Last season Salah scored 15 goals and helped Roma finish second to Juventus in Serie A.