Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp signs contract extension until 2026
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has agreed a two-year contract extension committing him to the club until 2026.
Klopp, 54, joined the Reds in 2015, but suggested in March he would follow through with a plan to take a break from the game when his deal ended in 2024.
But the club have signed Klopp and his staff to longer deals at a time where the team are chasing a quadruple.
He said he was “delighted, humbled, blessed, privileged and excited”.
Klopp added: “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.”
Klopp’s quote refers to an adapted version of The Beatles song I Feel Fine that Liverpool fans have taken to chanting in support of him in recent weeks.
His assistant managers Pep Lijnders and Peter Krawietz have also signed extended deals, a move Klopp said was “massive” for him in order to “continue the continuity of our project together”.
He also said his wife Ulla was instrumental in his decision, adding: “The most important contract I signed in my life was with Ulla.
“We sat at the kitchen table and she said: ‘I can’t see us leaving in 2024.’ That is where it all started.
“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.
“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.
“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.”