Liverpool fans ecstatic after 'Egyptian King' Mo Salah renews contract

Liverpool fans ecstatic after 'Egyptian King' Mo Salah renews contract
Liverpool fans are 'ecstatic' after news that Mohamed Salah signed a new long term contract with Liverpool Football Club.
3 min read
01 July, 2022
Fans thanked Salah and revelled in what they called 'the best possible outcome' [Getty]

Liverpool fans are “ecstatic“ after Liverpool Football Club announced Mohamed Salah had signed a new long-term contract with the Reds.

“The Egyptian King” – who has scored 156 goals in 254 appearances for Liverpool – will remain with the football club until 2025 as per the new deal, according to AFP

“If anyone needs me, I’m going to be dancing around my living room for the next couple of hours,” one fan tweeted.

“Incredible news! What a player he has been for Liverpool! Buzzing he is staying longer,” another fan wrote. 

Others went on to thank Salah and revelled in what they called “the best possible outcome”, giving fans “what we all wanted deep down”, but acknowledged that some wanted the player to be replaced.

Throughout Salah’s career with Liverpool, many fans have displayed an openness towards his culture and religion, with chants comprising of lyrics “if he scores another few, then I’ll be Muslim too” and “Mo Salah running down the wing… the Egyptian King”.

Some fans maintained this energy following the news, stating “was about to say God bless, but Mashallah” – which is an Arabic word translating to “[this is] what God has willed”, used to express feelings of awe.

Salah has said he is excited to complete more wins for the club, after signing the deal.

"I feel great and excited to win trophies with the club. It's a happy day for everyone… We just need to keep working hard, have a good vision, be positive and go for everything again," Salah told Liverpool's website.

Last season Salah was crowned Premier League player of the year by both players and football writers after scoring 31 goals.

Liverpool won the League Cup and FA Cup, but missed out on the Premier League title by a point to Manchester City and lost the Champions League final 1-0 to Real Madrid.

Salah's international side Egypt failed to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup on last March as they suffered a defeat to Senegal 1-3.

Prior to the news, the Egyptian star gave several hints about his desire to stay at the trophy-winning English heavyweights.