On 22 June 2017, Salah agreed a transfer to Liverpool. He signed a long-term contract with the Reds for an initial €42m fee that could rise to up to €50m. The fee was a club record, eclipsing the £35m spent on Andy Carroll in 2011. He was assigned the number 11 shirt previously worn by Roberto Firmino who instead switched to number 9. He joined the club on 1 July 2017 upon the opening of the summer transfer window, becoming Liverpool's first ever Egyptian player. He scored on his debut against Watford in a 3–3 draw on 12 August. On 24 August, Salah scored his second goal for Liverpool, in a 2017–18 UEFA Champions League play-off round 4–2 win (6–3 agg) against Hoffenheim. Three days later, Salah scored and assisted a goal in an 4–0 victory over Arsenal. For his performances in August, Salah was awarded Player of the Month by Liverpool supporters. Salah scored his fourth goal for Liverpool in an 2-2 draw against Sevilla FC in 2017–18 UEFA Champions League group stage. Salah scored his fifth goal for Liverpool in an 1-1 draw against Burnley F. C. on 16 September. Mohamed scored his sixth goal for liverpool and his fourth goal in the premier league against Leicester City F. C. via header from a cross by Philippe Coutinho on 23 September.