Liverpool have completed the signing of Roma winger, Mohamed Salah, for a fee of £34.3m, the club have announced.
Salah was in superb form last season for La Giallorossi, scoring 15 goals and assisting a further 11.
The Egyptian International had previously played in England for Premier League champions, Chelsea, where he managed 15 first team appearances, under then manager, Jose Mourinho, before moving on loan to Fiorentina and later Roma, who finally signed him permanently after exercising an option to do so.
Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, was delighted with his latest signing, and says he’s been a longtime admirer of the pacy midfielder.
“Mohamed has the perfect mix of experience and potential,” Klopp said. “This is a really exciting signing for us.
“He knows the Premier League, he has pedigree in the Champions League, and he is one of the most important players for his country.
“I have followed him since he emerged at Basel 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 welcome him and his family into our Liverpool family,” the German added.
For the now former Roma player, he’s excited to have joined the five times European champions.
“I’m excited to be here,” he said. “I will give 100% and [give] everything for the club.
“I really want to win something for this club.
“We have a great team and very good players. I was watching the games last year and everyone was giving 100% to win something.
“I’m excited to be here,” the 25-year-old added.
Salah, who signed a five year contract, becomes Liverpool’s second signing of the summer, after the arrival of England youth International, Dominic Solanke, from Chelsea.
The Egyptian, who made 65 Serie A appearances for Roma, scoring 29 goals, will, however, have to wait until July 1 to officially become a Liverpool player, and will wear jersey no.11.