Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool Manager Signs Contract Extension

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has extended his contract at Anfield following positive noise from the German camp.

The new contract comes as Liverpool remains in the historic quadruple hunt. After winning the Carabao Cup in February, they’ve had their eyes are set on Premier League, Champions League, and FA Cup titles.

Klopp agreed to extend his contract by two years, committing himself to Liverpool Football Club until 2026, when he will be 58.

Although rumours about one of his assistant managers taking over his position sparked fears that Jurgen Klopp would leave in 2024, he has always insisted that he would continue to manage Liverpool for as long he had the energy to devote himself to such a demanding role, and his coaching team remained with him.

And that criterion has been met as Anfield also confirmed that his assistant managers Pep Ljinders and Peter Krawietz have extended their contracts with the Merseyside club.

News of Jurgen Klopp’s contract extension comes after Man City boss Pep Guardiola signed a new deal with the Etihad Stadium, meaning the rivalry between the two managers will continue until at least 2023.

Klopp’s two-year contract extension also comes much to the delight of Liverpool supporters, especially given that Klopp had previously said he wouldn’t extend his stay at Anfield beyond 2024.

Jurgen Klopp joined Liverpool Football Club in 2015 and planned to take a break from football in 2024. He credited his wife Ulla and assistant manager Ljinders for his decision to stay for another two years.

According to tweets from the German boss, his wife Ulla gave her blessing, stating that “she couldn’t see them leaving in 2024.” He then conversed with Pep Ljinders, who told Klopp “I’m in” and engaged in talks with Liverpool about an extension.

Following the announcement of his contract extension, Klopp said he was “delighted, humbled, blessed, privileged and excited”.

He added:

“When the owners brought the possibility of renewal to me, I asked myself the question I’ve mused over publicly. Do I have the energy and vibe to give of myself again what this fantastic place requires from the person in the manager’s office?

“I didn’t need too long to answer in truth. The answer was straightforward… I’m in love with Liverpool, and I feel fine.”

Jurgen Klopp Cemented Himself Among LFC Managerial Greats

Jurgen Klopp stands alongside Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley as one of the greatest Liverpool managers in the club’s history. He’s also been referred to as one of the best Premier League coaches of his era, alongside long-time rival and Man City manager Pep Guardiola.

Several pundits, including Rio Ferdinand, Peter Crouch and former LFC striker Michael Owen have labelled Klopp’s Liverpool the greatest ever Reds team following their Champions League victory over Villarreal.

Jurgen Klopp’s Standing Among Top Liverpool Managers

ManagerGamesWin%
Bill Shankly783 matches52.11%
Bob Paisley535 matches57.57%
Joe Fagan131 matches54.20%
Kenny Dalgish307 matches60.91%
Jurgen Klopp373 matches61.39%

When joining Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp pledged to turn Liverpool fans from “doubters into believers” and supporters have been hanging on to his words ever since.

Since becoming The Reds’ manager in 2015, Klopp has guided Liverpool to five trophies, the most recent being the dramatic Carabao Cup victory over Chelsea at Wembley Stadium.

Under Jurgen Klopp’s management, Liverpool also celebrated their first seven-goal overhaul victory away from home in the Premier League. In fact, LFC has broken numerous records with Klopp at the helm, the most notable being:

  • A 25-point lead in the 2019/20 Premier League campaign – the biggest ever in EPL history
  • Twenty-one consecutive victories in the 2019/20 campaign, beating Man City’s record of 20, achieved during the 2011/12 season
  • Reaching 150 wins in fewer matches than any other Liverpool manager
  • Becoming the first English football club to record 2000 top-flight victories
  • Winning all their away games in the Champions League 2021/22 campaign

Arguably his most significant achievement was when he ended Liverpool’s 30-year wait for a Premier League title in the 2019/20 campaign. Jurgen Klopp also guided The Reds to Champions League victory the previous season, claiming the trophy for the sixth time in the club’s history.

When asked about the factors for extending his contract, Klopp cited that it was instrumental for his assistant managers Pep Lijnders and Peter Krawietz to have signed extended deals to “continue the continuity of our project together.”

The club continues to march towards the near-impossible quadruple feat, with just one match in the way of advancing to the Champions League final. They also renew their rivalry with Chelsea in the FA Cup final on May 14th and remain in the running for the Premier League title with just one point separating them and current champions, Man City.

The Merseyside club has evolved massively under Klopp, with many citing the former Borussia Dortmund manager’s high-pressing style as crucial to Liverpool’s success.

Mike Gordon, president of Liverpool’s owners Fenway Sports Group, said, “Jurgen is the perfect figurehead for the modern Liverpool FC.”

He added:

“This is especially true of what he stands for, on and off the pitch. But, 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.”

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Liverpool on Course to Achieving Quadruple “Immortality”

The Reds have kept their quadruple dream alive after delivering a commanding performance over Villarreal and getting one foot in the Champions League final.

In fact, they are just eight games away from achieving the historic quadruple.

The Premier League title race has gone down to the wire, with Liverpool and Man City separated by a single point. Both teams have five games left to play, respectively, and while LFC has the trickier line-up on paper, they’ve been ticking all the right boxes thus far.

They’ve already claimed the Carabao Cup silverware, and with the FA Cup final only days away – can Jurgen Klopp’s side become the first English football team to lift all four trophies?

He said that the team has already exceeded his expectations. So, let’s see if the players can continue to deliver and win more trophies to be considered “immortal”…

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