Christmas came early for Liverpool fans on Friday as manager Jurgen Klopp signed a new deal which will the German extend his stay at the club for four and a half years until 2024.
The 52 year old joined Liverpool from Borussia Dortmund in October 2015 and has enjoyed plenty of success in his current role.
He won the champions league with the Reds last season and his team is of the English Premier league as it bids for a first league title since 1990.
“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 still there for us to achieve”said Klopp.
“When i see the development of the club and the collaborative work that continues to take place,I feel my contribution can only grow.”
He added:”When the call came in autumn 2015, I felt we were perfect for each other; if anything,now feel 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 is in such a good place,I couldn’t contemplate leaving.”
Liverpool assistant managers Peter Krawietz and Pepijn Lijnders have also agreed to a contract extension.
Jurgen Klopp has brought about an era of success at Liverpool.
Klopp has breathed new life into the club since his arrival and spent millions forming a formidable team boasting an array of world-class talent.
At the same time,he has also nurtured academy graduates such as Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold into the first team.
He has guided the club to two consecutive Champions league finals and Liverpool finished second behind Manchester City in the league last season.Liverpool tallied a whooping 97 points though City was one point better.
But barring a Sizable blip,the title drought looks like it will end.
“We feel this represents one of the big moments of our stewardship of the Liverpool football Club so far as we believe there is no better Manager than Jurgen Klopp,” said owner John Henry, Chairman Tom Werner and FSG President Mike Gordon, in a joint .statement
The decision also keeps with the club’s overall strategy of building from a position of strength.
“It means Jurgen will oversee the ongoing transition from melwood training bases the new Kirkby training base as the club continues to pursue a vision of behind elite in all facts of the industry.”
Liverpool still remains in all competitions this season and thus faces a congested fixture list over the festive period.
in particular, Klopp must prepare for two games in just 24 hours, with both English League cup quarterfinal and FIFA Club world cup being played on different continents.
Liverpool next last-place watford at home in the English Premier League on Saturday.