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Jurgen Klopp extends contract with Liverpool till 2026

Klopp with Liverpool has won the Premier League, Champions League, Super Cup, Club World Cup and League Cup.

Abhishek Sandikar Author

Updated - 29 April 2022 12:07 am

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has re-signed with the Merseyside-based club till 2026. The German has been with the Reds since 2015 and since then has turned Liverpool into a footballing powerhouse. In this seven-year tenure, Klopp has won the Premier League, Champions League, Super Cup, Club World Cup and League Cup.

Addressing the new contract, Klopp expressed his excitement and elation as he said, “There are so many words I could use to describe how I am feeling about this news… delighted, humbled, blessed, privileged and excited would be a start. There is just so much to love about this place. I knew that before I came here, I got to know it even better after I arrived and now I know it more than ever before.”

He also talked about how the organization around has been great and has helped him focus on the footballing aspect. He said, “Like any healthy relationship, it always has to be a two-way street; you have to be right for each other. The feeling we were absolutely right for each other is what brought me here in the first place and it’s why I’ve extended previously. This one is different because of the length of time we have been together. 

“I had to ask myself the question: Is it right for Liverpool that I stay longer? Along with my two assistant managers, Pep Lijnders and Pete Krawietz, we came to the conclusion it was a ‘Yes!’ There is a freshness about us as a club still and this energises me. For as long as I have been here, our owners have been unbelievably committed and energetic about this club and it is clear that right now this applies to our future as much as I’ve ever known,” Klopp concluded. 

Fenway Sports Group’s Mike Gordon expressed his thoughts on the contract re-signing and praised Jurgen Klopp for his work with the team. He said, “It’s always hard to find the right words to adequately reflect Jürgen’s importance and contribution to our club, but today’s announcement really does speak for itself.

“But speaking on behalf of my partners John [Henry] and Tom [Werner], as well as myself, Jürgen is the perfect figurehead for the modern Liverpool FC. This is especially true of what he stands for, on and off the pitch. It also applies to the leader he is and the man he is.”

“Because of our extraordinary playing squad, outstanding coaches, world-class football operations team and brilliant club staff, we are blessed with the most valuable resource an organisation could wish for: amazing people,” Gordon added

“Everything Jürgen has said publicly about his future previously was reflected by his words privately to us. It was about him having the inclination and desire to keep going. In this respect, it is clear he is more energised than ever.”

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