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Liverpool has Africa's most expensive duo after Egyptian Salah joins for £34m

Liverpool has Africa's most expensive duo after Egyptian Salah joins for £34m

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English Premier League side, Liverpool, on Thursday announced the signing of Egyptian winger, Mohamed Salah for a fee of £34m.

The former Chelsea player joined the Anfield side from Italian giants, AS Roma. He signed a five-year contract which fell short of a club record fee.

Liverpool’s record signing thus remains former England international Andy Carroll who joined for £35m from West Ham.

His pace is incredible, he gives us more attacking threat and we are already strong in the area. I like that we make it even more competitive.

He, however, becomes the club’s joint most expensive African signing along with Senegalese international, Sadio Mane who joined from Southampton a year ago.

His new manager said about Salah: “This is a really exciting signing for us. I have followed him since he emerged at Basel and he has matured into a very good player.

“His pace is incredible, he gives us more attacking threat and we are already strong in the area. I like that we make it even more competitive,” Jurgen Klopp added.

Salah was a key member of the Roma side that came second in the last Serie A campaign. He joined Roma from Chelsea after loan spells at Fiorentina and Roma – he joined Roma permanently last year.

His first Premier League experience was with Chelsea, having joined in 2014 but could not command a place leading to the loan stints. he scored 15 goals in 31 games for Roma last season.

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