Reds return for pre-season and Mo Salah signs new contract

Liverpool get their pre-season preparations underway today and have received an immediate boost to their plans.

The reds have extended Mo Salah's contract taking his deal into the 2023/24 season.  It is understood the deal includes a significant pay increase rumoured to now stand at £10M a season.

Unlike Luis Suarez' final contract extension the deal does not contain a release clause.

The player signed last summer and scored 44 goals in a hugely impressive debut season, but it ended with disappointment after injury forced him off the field in the Champions League Final, and his country Egypt exited at the group stage of the World Cup without a win.

Mo Salah will not be one of the players returning to Melwood today, but the majority of LFC players not involved in internationals this summer will be.

Jurgen Klopp had initially wanted all of LFC's transfer deals done before pre-season, but the reds have only signed Fabinho so far - with Naby Keita having arrived in a deal announced last summer.

Klopp commented on the Salah deal:

“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.

“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.

All eight of the LFC players involved in this summers World Cup as well as Virgil van Dijk and Gini Wijnaldum will be absent from the reds pre-season build up.

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