Mané Extends Liverpool Contract

The latest news coming out of Liverpool is that Sadio Mané has agreed to extend his current contract with Liverpool till 2023, earning £150,000 a week. Mané was already on a five year deal but improved terms and wages will see the player tied to a long term contract with Liverpool.

Fans can sigh with relief and the scattered rumors surrounding the renewal of the Senegal international’s contract can be put to bed. Following the new five year contract given to Roberto Firmino in April, which made him one of Liverpool’s highest-paid player, and Mo Salah’s five year deal in July reputed to be in the region of £200,000 a week.

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Sadio Mané, who joined Liverpool from Southampton in 2016 for a fee of £34 million was expected to follow suit by agreeing to a new deal. However it wasn’t until now the 26 year old, who’s scored six goals in ten league appearances so far this season finally put pen to paper in a £150,000 a week deal. 

Having been linked to Real Madrid as talks on his contract were put on hold as he went to the World Cup in Russia with Senegal this Summer. Mané has scored 40 goals in 89 appearances for the Reds and is a vital asset to the team. 
His partnership with Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino was the most feared in Europe and the Premier League last season although yet to hit those heights this season the importance of retaining the fab trio can’t be underestimated.
Speaking about his contract on the Official Liverpool FC Website Mane said: “I am very happy, very happy to extend my time at Liverpool.

“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.”

Jürgen Klopp in an interview with the Telegraph last July was at pains to point out the important of retaining and renewing the contracts of vital players.

“When I have spoken about the mood in the club, it’s not only in the stands – we are Liverpool as a team and the boys want to be a part of it,” he said. “That’s really cool and it’s a big achievement for the club because these boys, Bobby Firmino, Mo Salah and Sadio Mané, and a lot of the others as well, could play for pretty much any team in the world.

“That’s how it is and a good sign for the club. It’s an improved situation that these players don’t use us then go. It’s cool but now we all together have to deliver. Sign your contacts, but now, go again.”

Clearly Klopp will be a happy man on Merseyside now the long term commitment of the final piece of the jigsaw has been secured in Sadio Mané. Klopp commented after the player extended his contract:

“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.”

Robin McNamara

Former journalist Insight Magazine Dublin & published poet. Currently work at Cartamundi Ireland. Liverpool fan since I was 10. Slowly embracing blogging or whatever this is.⚽️👍🏼✨

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