Jurgen Klopp signs long term deal at Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp and his back room staff after signing an improved deal at Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp and his back room staff after signing an improved deal at Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has signed a “long-term” contract extension to stay at the club.

Klopp only joined Liverpool in October, then agreeing a £15m deal until 2018, with the option of another year.

“We are very much at the beginning of our journey,” said Klopp, 49, on Liverpool’s website.

German Klopp took Liverpool the finals of the League Cup and the Europa League last season after guiding Borussia Dortmund to two German titles.

According to Liverpool website, principal owner John Henry, chairman Tom Werner and FSG president Mike Gordon today jointly said: “When you have an individual of Jürgen’s quality in the building it makes perfect sense to secure that person for the long term. To not do so would be irresponsible.

“The overriding motivation behind this decision is Jürgen’s commitment to overall improvement and development. In Jürgen we have someone who is always looking ahead, always looking beyond his own wants and needs and putting the club first.

“The ideas and plans he has for the football infrastructure excite us and we believe it benefits the organisation to have Jürgen committed to Liverpool for a sustained period, to make sure he is here to oversee this development. By making this commitment to him, we are taking away any future distractions or doubt. We will move forward in partnership together, with confidence in each other and with the club’s future at the forefront of every decision.

“He is a world-class managerial talent and his leadership will be critical to everything we hope to achieve in the years ahead.”

Klopp said: “It’s hard to express in words how honoured myself, Zeljko and Peter feel by the commitment shown in us by the ownership and the club in general.

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Source:: PM Newspaper