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Deal Done: Jurgen Klopp signs new long-term contract with Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reportedly has signed a new six-year deal, with the club’s owners saying it would have been irresponsible not to offer the German a long-term contract.

Klopp joined the Reds at the Anfield in October, initially agreeing a £15m deal to 2018, which deal, is now extended until 2022. 

"His leadership will be critical to everything we hope to achieve," said Liverpool's owners.

The German football manager took the Reds to the League Cup and the Europa League finals last term.

The 49-year-old German international had previously guided Borussia Dortmund to 2 Bundesliga titles and the 2013 Champions League final.

"The ideas and plans he has for the football infrastructure excite us," added Liverpool's principal owner John Henry, Chairman Tom Werner and Fenway Sports Group president Mike Gordon.
They continue on saying,

"We believe it benefits the organisation to have Jurgen committed to Liverpool for a sustained period, to make sure he is here to oversee this development.

"When you have an individual of Jurgen's quality in the building it makes perfect sense to secure that person for the long term.”

"To not do so would be irresponsible." Klopp took over from Brendan Rodgers with Liverpool 10th in the Premier League table.

They finished eighth and were beaten on penalties by Manchester City in the League Cup final before the loss 3-1 to Sevilla in the Europa League final in Basel.

"We are very much at the beginning of our journey," said Klopp.

He added further that, "I am the first to recognise that with this great commitment comes a great responsibility."

"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." 

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