Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool, has extended his contract with the Premier League club until 2026.
If he completes his current contract, Jurgen Klopp will have been at Liverpool for more than a decade, having joined in October 2015.
The boss has a special message for you… ❤️ pic.twitter.com/T4vFwYFN9p— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 28, 2022
“It needs to be a two-way street, like any good relationship; you have to be right for each other,” Klopp stated in a statement. “The sense that we were completely right for one other is what brought me here in the first place, and it’s why I’ve previously extended.”
“This one is different because of how long we’ve been together. I had to ask myself, “Is it appropriate for Liverpool for me to remain longer?” We decided it was a ‘Yes!’ with the help of my two assistant managers, Pep Lijnders and Pete Krawietz.”
Klopp’s last contract was slated to end in 2024.
In his tenure at Anfield, Klopp has won the Champions League (2019) and Premier League (2020), as well as the League Cup this year.
This season at Liverpool, which is also in the FA Cup final, on pace to reach the Champions League final, and is battling Manchester City for the Premier League crown with five games remaining, might be his finest ever.
“There is still a freshness about us as a club that energizes me,” Klopp added. “Our owners have been extremely passionate and eager about this club for as long as I’ve been here, and it is evident that right now this applies to our future as much as I’ve ever known.”