Jurgen Klopp signs new contract with Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp has officially put pen to paper to sign a contract extension with 2019 Champions League winners, the new contract is set to expire in 2024.
The German manager, who took charge of the Reds’ team in the summer of 2015, helped the club win their first trophy in a long time and his first with the club last season, after beating domestic rivals
Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final back in June. They won the UEFA Super Cup in August after defeating another league rival, Chelsea, in the final.
Klopp now has his team competing in the Premier League as they are currently top of the table with an eight-point lead, making them favourites to win the league, which they haven’t done since 1990.
Following the announcement, Klopp spoke to the media saying via Sky Sports: “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 complimentary 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. 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.”
The German coach assistants Pepin Lijnders and Peter Krawietz have also reported renewing their contracts with the Merseysiders club.