Jürgen Klopp has signed a new five-year deal at reigning Champions League holders Liverpool that will keep him at the club till 2024.
Klopp’s contract extension was announced by Liverpool on their official website on Friday.
“Liverpool Football Club are delighted to announce Jürgen Klopp has agreed a contract extension with the club.
“The manager will extend his Reds tenure until 2024, ensuring he will remain at the helm for a further four-and-a-half years.
“Assistant managers Peter Krawietz and Pepijn Lijnders have also agreed deals to continue working collaboratively alongside Klopp.
“The deal comes after four hugely successful years in charge of Liverpool for the 52-year-old and will ensure the long-term foundations for the team’s – and indeed club’s – development will continue well into the next decade.
“And Klopp has detailed his belief that the benefits for both parties of this agreement mean there is nowhere else in world football he’d want to manage,” Liverpool said in a statement.
Klopp said after renewing his contract at Liverpool: “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 (Liverpool) 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.”
Klopp added:”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.”
Klopp was initially appointed as Liverpool manager on October 8, 2015.
He arrived after seven highly successful seasons in charge of Borussia Dortmund, during which time he steered them to two Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012.
Klopp also took them to their second Champions League final since 1997 during the 2012/2013 season before losing to Bayern Munich in the final.
At Liverpool Klopp eventually won the Champions League last season following a 2-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.