Liverpool have completed the signing of AS Roma winger Mohamed Salah for £36.9 million.
The Egyptian international joins in a deal which breaks the club record for the most expensive transfer, previously set by Andy Carroll’s £35 million arrival from Newcastle in 2011.
“I’m very excited to be here. I’m very happy,” said Mohamed Salah in his first interview as a Liverpool player.
“I will give 100 per cent and give everything for the club. I really want to win something for the club.”
The former Chelsea player has signed a long-term contract worth £90,000 per week. He will wear the number 11 shirt, which was vacated by Roberto Firmino, while the Brazilian will wear the number 9.
Mohamed Salah adds much-needed pace and width to a Liverpool side lacking players with his qualities, barring Sadio Mane.
The 25-year-old was one of Roma’s best performers in Serie A last season, netting a career-best 15 goals in the league and 19 in all competitions, while adding 12 assists.
Salah believes that much has changed since he last graced the Premier League, and that Liverpool will be seeing a much-improved player from the one who wore Chelsea blue in 2014.
“Everything (has improved). Even my personality was different; I was a kid, I was 20 or 21. Now, I’m four years older. Everything is different.”
Mohamed Salah will be the first ever Egyptian to play for Liverpool, and just the third Egyptian currently in the English Premier League alongside Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny and Stoke City’s Ramadan Sobhi.