Jamie Carragher makes Cristiano Ronaldo prediction after Mo Salah signs new deal | Soccer

Mohamed Salah has signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool

Mohamed Salah has signed a new long-term Liverpool contract (Image: Getty)

Jamie Carragher is confident Mohamed Salah can emulate Cristiano Ronaldo’s longevity after the Liverpool striker ended speculation about his future by signing a new deal.

The Egypt international appeared destined to see the final 12 months of his previous contract and potentially walk away as a free agent next summer.

However, Liverpool surprised on Friday by announcing that Salah had pledged his future to the club for a further three years as owner FSG broke his pay structure to retain the services of last season’s PFA Player of the Year.

Salah turned 30 last month but Jurgen Klopp is confident the former Roma striker’s best years are still ahead of him and Carragher too believes he will thrive well into his 30s, just like United superstar Ronaldo .

“The way he’s taking care of himself I think he can be like a Cristiano Ronaldo who’s still scoring goals in the Premier League,” Carragher told Sky Sports.

“The way Salah is leading his life, I think there’s a good chance you won’t see his numbers drop in the next three years.

“Salah is already a Liverpool legend and if he had moved on in 12 months he would still have been a legend.

“What players like him, Alisson, Van Dijk, Mane, how they changed the face of Liverpool Football Club together with the manager means they will all be legends no matter when they move for the club and for whatever reason they move on from the club.

“I think the fans are very grateful for what these players have given. Salah will finish his time in the top five or six players to have ever played for the club.

“He is certainly in Liverpool’s all-time best XI and there is no doubt he is a Liverpool legend at the moment and hopefully can improve on that reputation over the next three years.”

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