Liverpool keen to reward Jurgen Klopp with extended contract

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Liverpool’s owners want to reward Jurgen Klopp with a new and improved contract following their Champions League victory.

Fenway Sports Group, who own the Reds, are keen for the German to extend his stay with Liverpool after an impressive season. The 51-year-old led Liverpool to their first Champions League trophy since 2005 - their sixth European Cup victory - as well as running Manchester City close in a high-qualty Premier League title race.

Liverpool's owners want Jurgen Klopp to extend his stay with the Reds. (Credit: Getty Images)
Liverpool's owners want Jurgen Klopp to extend his stay with the Reds. (Credit: Getty Images)
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After Saturday’s 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid, Liverpool chairman Tom Werner hailed Klopp’s contribution to their success.

"When the players threw Jurgen in the air after our victory, they were acknowledging what all Liverpool fans know - he is beloved by all who appreciate football,” said Werner.

"Jurgen is a brilliant coach but just as importantly he is a humble and caring man who is happy today because he knows what yesterday meant to our supporters."

The former Borussia Dortmund boss clearly enjoyed Liverpool’s celebrations on Sunday as the players embarked on an open-top bus parade with the trophy, Klopp’s first silverware since arriving at the club in 2015.

Liverpool's players with the Champions League trophy. (Credit: Getty Images)
Liverpool's players with the Champions League trophy. (Credit: Getty Images)

The Liverpool manager spoke of his amazement at the support Liverpool receive.

He told LFC TV: "I don't know exactly how many people live in Liverpool but it does not look like there is a lot of space for fans of other clubs.

"It is incredible. If you are a young kid, which do you support?

"There are not a lot of opportunities or options other than Liverpool. You see in the eyes how much it means. It is really intense."

Klopp's current Liverpool contract expires in 2022.

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