Sadio Mane signs new long-term deal with Liverpool

The Senegal international scored 10 goals as Liverpool reached last season's Champions League final, and has started the new campaign strongly, netting six times in 11 Premier League games.

Published: 23rd November 2018 11:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd November 2018 11:56 AM   |  A+A-

Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Premier League match between Liverpool and West Ham United at Anfield. (Photo | AP)

Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring a goal. (Photo | AP)

By PTI

LONDON: Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has signed a new long-term contract with the Premier League giants, the club announced on Thursday.

The 26-year-old joined Jurgen Klopp's side from Southampton in June 2016, and has scored 40 goals for Liverpool, forming a deadly frontline alongside Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.

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"I am very happy, very happy to extend my time at Liverpool," Mane said.

"It is a great day for me and now I am looking forward to everything -- to helping the team, to helping the club achieve our dreams and, especially, to win trophies. For me, I have made the best decision in my career," adds Mane.

The Senegal international scored 10 goals as Liverpool reached last season's Champions League final, and has started the new campaign strongly, netting six times in 11 Premier League games.

He was also named on the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d'Or last month. The length of his new deal was not disclosed by Liverpool.

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"This is a big boost for everyone and another demonstration of how the players we have at this club are committed, not just to our present but our future also," said Reds manager Klopp.

"I can't think of a single club anywhere in Europe that wouldn't want a player like Sadio available to them, so the fact he wants to remain with us says something about where we are currently," adds Klopp.

The Anfield club put their unbeaten record in the league this term on the line against Watford on Saturday.

"He is a such an important member of our team and squad. He radiates joy and I think this is reflected in his performances and impact on the pitch.," says Klopp.

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