Jurgen Klopp news: Liverpool manager signs contract extension until 2026

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It had been rumoured that Jurgen Klopp was determined to end his spell at Liverpool in 2024, but this new agreement will put to bed those fears. This is the third time the 54-year-old - who arrived at Anfield in October 2015 and led the club to League Cup and Europa League finals in his first season - has extended his contract.

He is set to become Liverpool's fourth longest-serving manager after Tom Watson, Bill Shankly and George Kay, surpassing the great Bob Paisley's eight years and 11 months.

Klopp is already the Premier League's longest-serving manager following Sean Dyche's sacking by Burnley earlier this month.

Klopp told liverpoolfc.com: "We are a club that is constantly moving in the right direction.

"We have a clear idea of what we want; we have a clear idea of how we try to achieve it. That's always a great position to start from. "When the owners brought the possibility to renew 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 amazing place requires from the person in the manager's office?"

"I didn't need too long to answer in truth.

"The answer was very simple…I'm in love with here and I feel fine!" "There are so many words I could use to describe how I am feeling about this news…delighted, humbled, blessed, privileged and excited would be a start. "There is just so much to love about this place. I knew that before I came here, I got to know it even better after I arrived and now I know it more than ever before. "Like any healthy relationship, it always has to be a two-way street; you have to be right for each other. "The feeling we were absolutely right for each other is what brought me here in the first place and it's why I've extended previously. "This one is different because of the length of time we have been together. I had to ask myself the question: Is it right for Liverpool that I stay longer? "Along with my two assistant managers, Pep Lijnders and Pete Krawietz, we came to the conclusion it was a 'Yes!' "There is a freshness about us as a club still and this energises me. For as long as I have been here, our owners have been unbelievably committed and energetic about this club and it is clear that right now, this applies to our future as much as I've ever known."

Mike Gordon, president of owners Fenway Sports Group, said: "It's always hard to find the right words to adequately reflect Jurgen's importance and contribution to our club, but today's announcement really does speak for itself.

"But speaking on behalf of my partners John (Henry) and Tom (Werner), as well as myself, Jurgen is the perfect figurehead for the modern Liverpool FC. "This is especially true of what he stands for, on and off the pitch. It also applies to the leader he is and the man he is. "Everything Jurgen has said publicly about his future previously was reflected by his words privately to us. "It was about him having the inclination and desire to keep going. In this respect, it is clear he is more energised than ever."

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