Football: Sadio Mane signs new long-term deal with Liverpool

Mane (above) has started the new season strongly, netting six times in 11 Premier League games.
Mane (above) has started the new season strongly, netting six times in 11 Premier League games.PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has signed a new long-term contract with the Premier League giants, the club announced on Thursday (Nov 22).

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.

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