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Klopp claims Salah can turn Reds into European challengers

Date Posted,June 22, 2017

Jurgen Klopp has hailed the arrival of Mohamed Salah as the signing that can deliver silverware to Anfield.

The flying winger put pen to paper last night on a five year contract worth £90,000 a week, after Liverpool agreed to pay Roma a record-breaking figure that could eventually rise to £39m, which will shatter the previous best paid for Andy Carroll.

Salah will claim the number 11 shirt famously worn by club legends like Ian Callaghan, Graeme Souness and Terry McDermott and last season by star striker Roberto Firmino; with the Brazilian taking the number nine made iconic by Ian Rush and Robbie Fowler before him.

He will form a potent front three alongside Firmino and Sadio Mane, with fans’ favourite and new recent captain of Brazil Philippe Coutinho slipping back into a deeper midfield role, to create the bullets for the trio to fire.

Mohamed Salah holds the Liverpool shirt aloft (Photo: Liverpool FC)
Mohamed Salah with the new Liverpool away kit (Photo: Liverpool FC)
Mohamed Salah poses in the boot room (Photo: Liverpool FC)
Jurgen Klopp has high hopes for his new signing (Photo: Liverpool FC via Getty)

And boss Klopp, it is the threat of that new lethal partnership that will transform the Reds into genuine trophy contenders.

“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,” the German said.

“Most important though, for us, is that he is hungry, willing and eager to be even better and improve further

“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.

Mohamed Salah puts pen to paper (Photo: Liverpool FC)
Mohamed Salah signs for Liverpool (Photo: Liverpool FC)

“He believes in what we are trying to do here at Liverpool and is extremely keen to be part of it – he has the perfect mix of experience and potential – this is a really exciting signing for us.

“His record in Italy has been outstanding and he possesses qualities that will enhance our team and squad. I have followed him since he emerged at Basel and he has matured into a really good player.

“He has pedigree in the Champions League and he is one of the most important players for his country.”

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