Date: 11th May 2018 at 9:46am
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Egyptian promises more is to come after a scintillating debut season at Anfield…

Liverpool fans have awoken on Friday to the brilliant news that Mohamed Salah has verbally committed himself to the club.

The former Chelsea player’s stellar season, in which he has scored an amazing 43 goals, had inevitably lead to speculation over a possible big-money summer move to the likes of Real Madrid.

However that now seems increasingly unlikely after Salah remarked: “I’m very happy here, I’m very happy and everything is fine.

“We have two games now starting with a game on Sunday. It’s a very important game and then the Champions League final but I’m very happy here.

“Of course I have got ambitions for the future with Liverpool. As you can see we had a great season and now we are in the Champions League final and everyone is excited.

“This is just the start. This is my first year here and it is the same for some other players… It is just the beginning for this team.”

The 25-year-old was speaking at Liverpool’s annual awards ceremony where he collected the Players’ Player of the Season and the Fans’ Player of the Season awards before flying to London to be presented with the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year accolade.

Salah had already scooped the coveted Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year prize and has a three-goal advantage over Tottenham’s Harry Kane with one game to go in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot.

Liverpool bring their domestic campaign to a close against Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday needing just a point to confirm a top-four finish.

The Merseysiders then have a two-week break before the small matter of a Champions League final against Real in Kiev on May 26.

A single goal for Salah against Brighton will see him surpass Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and former Reds striker Luis Suarez to set a new 38-game Premier League scoring record (the quartet are currently tied on 31).

The £36.9million arrival from Roma has already broken a host of records en route to becoming the first Liverpool player to score 40-plus goals in a campaign since Ian Rush in the 1980s.

Elsewhere at the awards ceremony on Thursday night, Trent Alexander-Arnold was named Young Player of the Year, Harry Wilson claimed the Academy Player of the Season gong, Gemma Bonner lifted the Ladies Player of the Season prize and Sophie Ingle won Ladies Players’ Player of the Season.

There was also a timely boost for injured midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain whose long-distance strike in the recent 3-0 European win over Manchester City pipped a number of Salah strikes in the running for Goal of the Season.

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