Sadio Mane has agreed terms on a new long-term contract with Liverpool.
Sadio Mane has extended his contract with Liverpool in a deal that is believed to tie him to the club until 2023.
The Senegal international is also believed to have been handed a bumper pay-rise as part of a package that will end speculation linking him with a move away from Anfield.
Mane joined Liverpool from Southampton in the summer of 2016 and the 26-year-old Senegal forward has gone on to score 40 goals in 89 appearances for the Reds.
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“I am very happy, very happy to extend my time at Liverpool,” Mane told Liverpoolfc.com at Melwood.
“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.
“I’ve always said, when I knew I had a chance to come here I didn’t have to think twice. The right club in the right moment and with the right coach as well. I came here and was very happy.
“For me, I have made the best decision in my career.”
Since joining the Reds from Southampton in June 2016, Mane has established himself as one of Europe’s finest attacking players.
The Senegalese was voted the club’s Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year following an outstanding debut season in 2016-17, and contributed 20 goals last term – including 10 in the Champions League as Jürgen Klopp’s team fell at the final hurdle in Kiev – as part of a fearsome front three alongside Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.
Mane then represented his country at the 2018 World Cup, scoring once in three outings in Russia.
Having taken Liverpool’s No.10 shirt over the summer, the 26-year-old has netted seven times in 16 appearances so far in the current campaign, meaning his overall tally for the club stands at 40 goals in 89 games.