Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has signed a new six-year deal, with the club’s owners saying it would have been “irresponsible” not to offer him a long-term contract. Klopp joined Liverpool in October, initially agreeing a £15m deal to 2018 that has now been extended until 2022. “His leadership will be critical to everything we hope to achieve,” said Liverpool’s owners.
Klopp took Liverpool to the League Cup and the Europa League finals last term. The 49-year-old German had previously guided Borussia Dortmund to two Bundesliga titles and the 2013 Champions League final. “The ideas and plans he has for the football infrastructure excite us,” added Liverpool’s principal owner John Henry, chairman Tom Werner and Fenway Sports Group president Mike Gordon.
“We believe it benefits the organisation to have Jurgen committed to Liverpool for a sustained period, to make sure he is here to oversee this development.