Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is now the third longest-serving manager in the top four divisions of English football after Gareth Ainsworth left Wycombe Wanderers.

Ainsworth replaced former Liverpool Under 18s coach Neil Critchley as Queens Park Rangers boss after 10 years with the Chairboys.

Klopp has been in charge of the Reds for seven years and 137 days since his appointment in October 2015.

Only Simon Weaver of Harrogate Town and John Coleman of Accrington Stanley have managed their clubs for longer than the German.

Weaver has been in charge of Harrogate for 13 years and 277 days, while Scouser John Coleman has been Stanley boss for eight years and 157 days.

Klopp signed a two-year contract extension in 2022 that would see him remain in charge of the Reds until 2026.

The German recently dismissed suggestions he could leave Liverpool as a result of their poor results this season.

The Reds sit eighth in the Premier League and have been knocked out of the FA Cup and League Cup competitions, both of which they won last season.

They are also on the verge of exiting the Champions League at the round of 16 stage after losing 5-2 at home to Real Madrid yesterday.

It was a record home defeat in Europe for last season’s finalists.

Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group have never wavered in their support for the charismatic boss, who won the Reds’ first league title in 30 years in 2020.

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