Liverpool Boss, Klopp: Why I Signed Mohamed Salah

Liverpool Boss, Klopp: Why I Signed Mohamed Salah

Liverpool on Thursday confirmed the signing of Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah on a £34m deal.

The Egyptian, 25, signed a five-year deal and has been a prime target for manager Jurgen Klopp.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said of the forward:  " He is perfect mix of experience and potential", adding: "This is a really exciting signing for us," the BBC quotes the former Borussia Dortmund manager as saying.

"I have followed him since he emerged at Basle and he has matured into a really good player.

"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."

Salah will wear the number 11 shirt, with Roberto Firmino moving to number 9.

After only six Premier League starts following his £11m move, Salah had loan spells at Fiorentina and Roma before joining the latter in a permanent move for about £15m last summer.

Salah was a key figure as Roma finished second in Serie A last season, scoring 15 goals in 31 league appearances.

Liverpool have already signed Chelsea's 19-year-old striker Dominic Solanke, who was top scorer as England won the Under-20 World Cup and will join on 1 July.

That fee will be decided by a tribunal after he rejected a new contract at Stamford Bridge, with the fee expected to be about £3m.

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