Liverpool have announced the contract extension of manager Jurgen Klopp until 2024. The news broke on Liverpool’s social media on Friday and was met with widespread joy from Liverpool supporters.
Klopp’s new deal will keep him at Anfield for a further four and a half years. The news comes after Klopp intimated to FourFourTwo Magazine earlier this year that Steven Gerrard would be the next Liverpool manager and that the former midfielder’s arrival could come sooner rather than later.
Four and a half more years of Jurgen Klopp
Since joining Liverpool in 2015, Klopp has led the Reds to a Europa League Final and two consecutive Champions League Finals. Although Liverpool were unsuccessful in two of those matches, they lifted the European Cup last season with a 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid. Since then, Liverpool have also picked up the UEFA Super Cup and could win the FIFA Club World Cup next week.
Klopp’s extension will see Liverpool’s development continue into the 2020s. The contract signing also shows Liverpool’s intent on continuing the winning environment the German has created since taking over for Brendan Rodgers.
The manager wasn’t the only member of the coaching staff to receive a contract extension as Liverpool and ownership group Fenway Sports Group extended the deals of coaches Peter Krawietz and Pepijn Lijnders.
In a statement released by Liverpool, FSG were excited to announce the extension of Klopp. In the statement, it was said that when Klopp was appointed as manager of the club, that he was the “ideal fit” for Liverpool. There is no doubt Klopp has proven that claim to be 100% correct. Under Klopp’s leadership, Liverpool have looked like the Reds of yesteryear when the likes of Bill Shankley, Bob Paisley, and Kenny Dalglish were managers.
Of course, Liverpool will need to win more silverware under the manager for him to reach the levels of the other three. However, Klopp inherited Liverpool following its dark days of Hicks and Gillett and the arrival of FSG. The place in which Liverpool sit today and where they were before his arrival are lightyears apart.