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Begin gym testing for Mohamed Salah and Virgil Van Dijk

Salah and van Dijk underwent testing at the AXA Training Centre.

By Charles Cornwall

Salah and van Dijk underwent testing at the AXA Training Centre.
Salah and van Dijk underwent testing at the AXA Training Centre.
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The pair returned to the training complex on Monday having initially linked up with the squad for last week’s tour of Thailand and Singapore. Inside the gym conducted a series of tests ahead of the Reds’ next assignment: a friendly versus RB Leipzig on Thursday.

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Salah until 2025

It would not take long for Salah to speak up, and a season that had already been so disappointing for the club was further disturbed by the Egyptian’s frequent references to what life after Anfield might be like. Before negotiations had even begun, it appeared that relations were far from cordial.

We can deduce that talks did finally begin in the summer of 2021. In May, Salah told Sky Sports that “no one in the club is talking to me about anything so I do not know”. Mohamed Salah extended his contract with Liverpool by three years a couple of weeks ago, which will keep him at the English Premier League club until 2025.

The Egyptian star was entering the final year of his current contract. Negotiations over a renewal stalled last season. The 30-year-old striker's financial demands had been a barrier. A Liverpool delegation travelled to meet the player, who is on holiday in the Mediterranean, and they reached an agreement that makes Salah the highest-paid player in the club's history.

"I am well and very excited to win trophies with the club. It's a very happy day for everyone," Salah told Liverpool's website. "It took some time to renew, but we've got it done, so now we just have to focus on what's next."

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