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Official: Jurgen Klopp signs long-term Liverpool extension

Liverpool have officially announced that Jurgen Klopp has put pen-to-paper on a new long-term deal with the club.

The 49-year-old arrived on Merseyside in the early part of last season after being appointed the successor to Brendan Rodgers at the club.

Having guided the Reds to a sixth-place finish in the Premier League last season as well as finals of the League Cup and Europa League, the former Borussia Dortmund boss impressed many, including those in the club hierarchy who have now locked down his long-term future.

Aside from results on the pitch, the German tactician’s work in terms of youth development and sustained success at the club has resulted in the two parties securing a new deal to build on the impressive work that they’ve done together so far.

“It’s hard to express in words how honoured myself, Zeljko and Peter feel by the commitment shown in us by the ownership and the club in general,” Klopp told the club’s official website.

“We are very much at the beginning of our journey, but to already have the connection we have with this very special place is incredible.

“I am the first to recognise that with this great commitment comes a great responsibility. All of our coaching careers we have looked to make teams and clubs better, with the ultimate goal of making the supporters proud and happy.

“There is much to do and much to achieve and we look to do this by being the most completely together group anywhere in the world. That’s everyone and we all have responsibility for it – all of us who are part of this LFC family: players, staff, ownership and of course the supporters.

“By being together at all times, we will be stronger, better and our successes sweeter.”

Liverpool did not disclose the length of the deal in their official statement, but as noted below according to The Guardian on Twitter, it’s a six-year contract.

Klopp has won 23 of the 52 matches that he’s been in charge of at Anfield so far with a win-percentage of 44.2 per cent, but as he continues to strengthen his squad and bring in players who fit his ideals and system, it is expected that he will lead Liverpool to higher levels of success in the not too distant future.

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