Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has penned a deal that will keep him at Liverpool until 2024.
The German’s two-year extension comes after Fenway Sports Group have supposedly been trying to get him to sign an extension for over a year.
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After taking over in late 2015, he has managed 234 games in total with a win percentage of 59.4%.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, he told media the reasons behind the extension.
“The club was asking for a while already if we could talk about an extension and it made sense before things are a bit intense.
Maybe in the summer we would have started talking again and players would ask “how long is the manager here?”
“I’m really happy we can be part of this journey.”
Some fans have alluded to the extension offering security to new signings.
“It’s good and positive that some people in football know I will be here longer.
“It gives us stability and it’s payback for the club. The support we had (from FSG) has been incredible. It is what we want to use. It is our home and we want to stay here.”
With Takumi Minamino expected to sign for the club in January and other various links to players such as Jadon Sancho and Timo Werner, the new contract presumably will attract new players.
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho praised Klopp for the work he has done at Liverpool in his own press conference today.
He said: “I think it means that they are all happy.
“Jurgen is happy because if he’s not he doesn’t sign and they are happy because if they are not happy, they don’t give him a new contract.
“But obviously I think it is great news for the Liverpool fans because they love him, for the players because it looks clear that they like each other.
“And good news for the Premier League because we want to have the best players, the best coaches and he’s one of the best.
“It is positive news for everyone.”
Liverpool must wait until January 11th before they play Tottenham away from home.
Concentration however is all on tomorrow’s 12.30pm kick off game with Watford at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp and his team can go 11 points clear at the top of the table with a win.