Sadio Mane agrees long-term contract extension at Liverpool

The Senegal international’s current contract is due to expire in 2021

Mark Critchley
Thursday 22 November 2018 22:01
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Sadio Mané joined Liverpool from Southampton in 2016
Sadio Mané joined Liverpool from Southampton in 2016

Sadio Mané has agreed terms with Liverpool on a new long-term contract, putting an end to speculation over his Anfield future.

The agreement is yet to be signed and confirmed but Mané will put pen to paper before the end of 2018.

It is understood that the Senegal international’s new contract will run until 2023, whereas his previous terms were set to expire in 2021.

Mané joins Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino in renewing their commitment to Liverpool within the last year.

“I am very happy, very happy to extend my time at Liverpool,” Mané told Liverpool’s official website.

“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.”

Mané joined Liverpool from Southampton in 2016 in a £34million deal and has established himself as a integral player under Jürgen Klopp.

The 26-year-old has scored 40 goals in 89 appearances, including a goal in May’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.

Like his fellow forwards Salah and Firmino, Mané has been linked with a move away from Merseyside but has now committed himself to Anfield in the long term.

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