Liverpool fans woke up to great news on Friday with Jurgen Klopp signing an extension with the club. The Reds announced the development on their official site
Fenway Sports Group today declared their joy at the news Jürgen Klopp has agreed a contract extension with Liverpool Football Club and explained why they believe the decision secures the long-term development of the team.
The manager will prolong his Anfield tenure until 2024, meaning he will continue to oversee the Reds well into the next decade. He will be joined by assistant managers Peter Krawietz and Pepijn Lijnders in doing so.
Since Klopp’s appointment in October 2015, Liverpool have taken giant strides forward in re-establishing themselves as one of world football’s powerhouses.
Season-upon-season improvement under the 52-year-old’s stewardship resulted in the Reds being crowned European champions after lifting the Champions League last campaign, as well as posting a club-record 97-point haul in the Premier League.
Continuing into 2019-20, Liverpool currently hold an eight-point lead at the top of the table after winning 15 of their 16 matches so far, while the defence of their continental crown will go on into the New Year following Tuesday’s 2-0 win in Salzburg.
Off the pitch, the club’s progression continues at pace with the construction of a brand new, world-class training facility in Kirkby and proposals for the redevelopment of the Anfield Road Stand to expand the stadium’s capacity.
Klopp and his team have been supported on the journey so far by sporting director Michael Edwards, and their collaborative approach and input has helped Liverpool create a playing squad capable of challenging for the game’s very highest honours.
With all of these factors combined, FSG believe the decision for Klopp to sign a contract extension is one that is not only beneficial to all parties, but also to the long-term continuation of Liverpool Football Club’s advancement for years to come.