Liverpool Fans Identify Best Thing about Mo Salah’s New Long-Term Contract
The Egyptian forward has become the best-paid player in the history of the Anfield club Liverpool fans are understandably delighted Mo Salah has signed a new five-year contract, which will keep him at the club until 2023. The bumper deal sees the Egyptian become the best-paid player in the history of the Anfield club, and has been awarded to Salah in recognition of his remarkable breakthrough season in a Reds shirt. Salah broke the league record for most goals scored in a 38-game campaign when he netted 32 times last year, as Liverpool finished fourth and secured Champions League football for another season.
In signing a new contract, Salah has put to bed any speculation of a move to Real Madrid, who were keeping tabs on the talented forward.
Fans of the Anfield giants are relieved that Salah has been tied down, given the fact they have previously lost big players to La Liga clubs.The bumper deal sees the Egyptian become the best-paid player in the history of the Anfield club, and has been awarded to Salah in recognition of his remarkable breakthrough season in a Reds shirt.
But one specific thing about his new deal has really brought a smile to their faces – there being no release clause included in the contract.
Unlike in Spain, where it is compulsory, English clubs do not have to include them. The Liverpool away strip has more often than not been all yellow or white shirts and black shorts, but there have been several exceptions. An all grey kit was introduced in 1987, which was used until the 1991–92 centenary season, when it was replaced by a combination of green shirts and white shorts. After various colour combinations in the 1990s, including gold and navy, bright yellow, black and grey, and ecru, the club alternated between yellow and white away kits until the 2008–09 season, when it re-introduced the grey kit.
A third kit is designed for European away matches, though it is also worn in domestic away matches on occasions when the current away kit clashes with a team’s home kit. Between 2012–15, the kits were designed by Warrior Sports, who became the club’s kit providers at the start of the 2012–13 season. In February 2015, Warrior’s parent company New Balance announced it would be entering the global football market, with teams sponsored by Warrior now being outfitted by New Balance. The only other branded shirts worn by the club were made by Umbro until 1985, when they were replaced by Adidas, who produced the kits until 1996 when Reebok took over. They produced the kits for 10 years before Adidas made the kits from 2006 to 2012.
That said, more and more players have them featured in new deals, as it gives them more power when it comes to transfer negotiations.
In happily signing a new deal that doesn’t include this particular clause, Salah has made it harder for any club to go about trying to sign him in the future.