Mohamed Salah has recorded a special farewell message to Dejan Lovren as his close friend departs Liverpool to join Zenit St. Petersburg.

The pair have struck up a lasting friendship since Salah signed for the Reds in the summer of 2017 and they became teammates at Anfield.

After both were crowned Premier League champions this season, Lovren is now set to embark on a new challenge in the Russian Premier League.

And Salah has paid tribute to the centre-back in a video message you can watch and read below now...

Watch: Salah's farewell message to Lovren

“I don’t know how to say, my friend. You don’t know my feeling right now. We’re really going to miss you a lot, especially me,” said Salah.

“You’ve been an unbelievable player and a great friend for me. We’re going to miss you a lot. I miss you a lot, I love you so much. You’ve been fantastic outside the field and inside the field.

“So, thank you for everything you did for the club, thank you for everything you did for me. I wish you all the best in the future and I wish you to have a great career as well, enjoying the new club with your family.

“Thank you very much and see you soon.”