'I couldn’t contemplate leaving': Jurgen Klopp extends Liverpool deal

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has signed a new contract that will keep him at Anfield until 2024, the club has announced.

Klopp joined Liverpool in 2015 and his previous contract was due to run until 2022.

“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,” the 52-year-old German told the Liverpool website.

“When I see the development of the club and the collaborative work that continues to take place, I feel my contribution can only grow.

“This club is in such a good place, I couldn’t contemplate leaving.”

Liverpool defeated Tottenham to be crowned European champions for a sixth time in July and are currently eight points clear atop the Premier League as they look to claim a first English title since 1990.

The club secured a record haul of 97 points last season but were pipped to the league title by Manchester City.

In a joint statement, Liverpool’s principal owner John Henry, chairman Tom Werner and Fenway Sports Group president Mike Gordon said: “We are absolutely delighted we have been able to reach an agreement with Jurgen.

“As we are sure our supporters would agree, it is truly wonderful news and we are all extremely thrilled, not only professionally, but personally too.

“We feel this represents one of the big moments of our stewardship of Liverpool Football Club so far as we believe there is no better manager than Jurgen. The decision also keeps with the club’s overall strategy of building from a position of strength.”

Klopp’s assistants, Peter Krawietz and Pepijn Lijnders, have also agreed deals to continue with the club.

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