Jürgen Klopp agrees to new Liverpool FC contract until 2024
Liverpool Football Club have announced that Jürgen Klopp has agreed to a new contract extension with the club.
The 52-year-old inked a new four-and-a-half-year deal on Friday, December 13, to extend his tenure until 2024.
On signing the new deal, the German football coach said: “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 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.
“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 who was first appointed as Liverpool manager in 2015, got Liverpool to the finals of both the League Cup and Europa League.
In 2016-17, Klopp helped the Reds to qualify for Champions League for the first time since 2014, with a top-four finish. Liverpool also got the finals in Kiev, but suffered a 3-1 loss to Real Madrid.
The following season, Liverpool won their sixth European Cup as the Reds lifted the Champions League after a 2-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid.
They also finished second in the Premier League, losing just one match and racking up a point tally of 97 as they finished behind Manchester City.
So far this season, Liverpool are unbeaten and on top of the Premier League after winning 15 matches from their opening 16 matches.