'Brilliant' - Michael Owen Reacts To News Coming Out Of Liverpool
| Last updated
Former Liverpool and Manchester United forward Michael Owen has had his say on Mohamed Salah's new long-term contract at Liverpool.
Salah ended long-term speculation yesterday by putting pen to paper on a three-year deal, which will see him earn a base wage of £350,000 per week.
This makes the forward the highest-paid player in Liverpool history, and is still incentivised by bonuses and clauses which could see him earn far more.
The Egyptian has played 254 games in Liverpool Red, scoring 156 goals and providing 58 assists.
The tally sees him rank ninth in the clubs’ all-time top scorers list, and is still over half behind the unbelievable 346 efforts bagged by Ian Rush.
Salah has won six trophies at Anfield, scoring in their first major honour under Jurgen Klopp in Madrid, when his second-minute penalty helped put Tottenham to the sword in the UEFA Champions League final.
Former Red Owen, who left in 2004 to join Real Madrid, has expressed his delight on social media when Salah signed yesterday.
“Brilliant news that Mohamed Salah has signed a new contract at Liverpool. Every Liverpool fan breathes a huge sigh of relief. Makes total sense for both parties.”
Owen’s words will surely ring true that the news brought smiles to many a Liverpool fan, and with a player of his stature, that is no surprise.
He is one of only four players to have won three or more Golden Boots in the Premier League, with the other three (Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Harry Kane) ore traditional number-nines.
As Liverpool already lost a huge influence in their forward line in Sadio Mane this summer, the importance of the deal for Salah was almost amplified.
Speaking to LFCTV, Salah spoke about his excitement to be extending his stay on Merseyside.
“I feel great and [I am] excited to win trophies with the club. It’s a happy day for everyone.
“It takes a little bit of time, I think, to renew, but now everything is done so we just need to focus on what’s next.
“I think you can see in the last five or six years the team was always going [upwards]. Last season we were close to winning four, but unfortunately in the last week of the season we lost two trophies.
“I think we are in a good position to fight for everything. We have new signings as well. We just need to keep working hard, have a good vision, be positive and go for everything again.”
Liverpool and Salah return to pre-season training on Monday.
Featured Image Credit: Alamy
Topics: Liverpool, Michael Owen