Premier League: Liverpool forward Sadio Mane signs new long-term deal with Anfield club

'For me, I have made the best decision in my career,' said Sadio Mane, who has scored 40 goals for Liverpool after joining in June 2016.

Agence France-Presse November 23, 2018 11:57:25 IST
Premier League: Liverpool forward Sadio Mane signs new long-term deal with Anfield club

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

Premier League Liverpool forward Sadio Mane signs new longterm deal with Anfield club

File image of Liverpool's Sadio Mane. Image Courtesy: Twitter @LFC

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.

"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."

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.

"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.

"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."

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

Updated Date:

also read

Premier League: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta 'can see a lot of light' after poor start to season
Sports

Premier League: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta 'can see a lot of light' after poor start to season

The Gunners climbed off the bottom of the Premier League table with their first goal and first points of the campaign by beating Norwich 1-0 last weekend.

Premier League: Burnley manager Sean Dyche extends stay by signing four-year deal
Sports

Premier League: Burnley manager Sean Dyche extends stay by signing four-year deal

Dyche's success with Burnley, who are playing in the Premier League for a sixth consecutive season, had led to speculation of a move.

Premier League: Injured Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliott calls Leeds defender Pascal Struijk's ban 'wrong'
Sports

Premier League: Injured Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliott calls Leeds defender Pascal Struijk's ban 'wrong'

Leeds said Wednesday the club have failed with their appeal against Struijk’s sending-off, which happened in the second half of Liverpool’s 3-0 win in the Premier League at Elland Road. Elliott required a lengthy period of treatment before being carried off on a stretcher, and underwent surgery on Tuesday.