Jurgen Klopp shared how Mo Salah has trained since his new contract with Liverpool. The Egyptian is sticking around long-term.
Liverpool have done plenty of business this summer – both incoming and outgoing – but no move was more significant than Mohamed Salah’s new contract. The Egyptian signed a long-term deal with the club, keeping him at Anfield for the rest of his prime.
That wasn’t a guarantee, of course – from the outside, at least. Salah’s contract was set to expire in 2023 and there was a growing sense that he’d depart at the end of it. Fortunately, Liverpool found a deal that worked and Salah will remain with the Reds.
So how’s he taken that? The forward is in pre-season training right now and no longer needs to worry about securing his future. Well, he’s certainly not resting on his laurels.
“He looks like he always looks: sharp, top fit, full of desire for success and working extremely hard, coming back extremely fit,” said Jurgen Klopp, per Liverpoolfc.com. “Mo is like this.
“I’m not sure Mo needs a pre-season, he could start the season immediately. He needs it for the rhythm and all these kinds of things but not from a physical point of view.”
How Mo Salah has trained
This won’t exactly shock anyone given Salah’s reputation for hard work. Still, football history is littered with examples of players who downed tools once they got their final big payday. Most of them have played for Arsenal, it seems.
But Salah’s work-rate and discipline are two of the reasons Liverpool will have been comfortable giving him such a massive deal. Most players would be in a steady decline at 30 – especially those who rely so heavily on their pace and fitness. Salah, though, appears ready to compete at the highest level for years to come.
It makes the new contract not just an exciting deal but a valuable one. Liverpool have someone very special in their no.11.