For a job well done at the Merseyside club, Liverpool management has rewarded manager Jurgen Klopp with a contract extension that will run until 2024.
The German arrived at Anfield in October 2015. After an impressive season, he signed a new deal in the summer of 2016 and was due to expire in the summer of 2022. Now he has extended his stay at the club. The 52-year-old has lifted his first silverware with the club this year, winning the Champions League in June and the Super Cup in August.
Klopp has also taken Liverpool to the top of the Premier League this season. He has also established an eight-point lead on the table making them odds-on favourites to win their first title since 1990. Liverpool lost only one game in the Premier League last season as they amassed 97 points but missed out on the title by a point to Manchester City.
For winning trophies for the club, Liverpool board rewarded Klopp’s two assistants, Peter Krawietz and Pep Lijnders, with similar extensions until 2024 which will keep them at the Merseyside for a further two seasons. Klopp, however, attributed his decision to sign a new deal to the commitment of the club’s owners and sporting director Michael Edwards.
Klopp speaks on Liverpool new deal
Speaking to the club’s official website on Friday, Klopp said: “For me personally this is a statement of intent, one which is built on my knowledge of what we as a partnership have achieved so far and what is still there for us to achieve.
“When I see the development of the club and the collaborative work that continues to take place, I feel my contribution can only grow.
“People see what happens on the pitch as a measure of our progress and although it is the best measure, it’s not the only measure. I have seen the commitment from ownership through to every aspect and function of the club you can think of.
“When the call came in autumn 2015, I felt we were perfect for each other; if anything, now I feel I underestimated that. It is only with a total belief that the collaboration remains totally complementary on both sides that I am able to make this commitment to 2024.
“If I didn’t I would not be re-signing. This club is in such a good place, I couldn’t contemplate leaving.
“I must also highlight the role of our sporting director, Michael Edwards, in this journey so far. His input and collaboration has been just as important as anyone else’s in getting us into a position to compete for the game’s top titles.
“For anyone in football who aspires to compete in an environment where every element of the organisation is at its very best – from the support of the supporters to the vision of the owners – there can be no better place than this.”