Klopp extends Liverpool deal until 2024

13.12.2019 13:32

Jurgen Klopp, who's lifted Liverpool to the pinnacle of Europe in his four years at the club, agreed to a new contract Friday until 2024.

Klopp guided the Reds to the Champions League title in June. Since then, he's steered them to first in the Premier League table, where they're currently eight points clear of second-place Leicester City.

"For me, personally, this is a statement of intent, one which is built on my knowledge of what we as a partnership have achieved so far and what is still there for us to achieve," Klopp said of the new contract.

"When I see the development of the club and the collaborative work that continues to take place, I feel my contribution can only grow."

Liverpool were a mess when Klopp arrived in October 2015, having fallen to 10th in the standings under Brendan Rodgers. Upon taking over, the affable German immediately restored pride in the club and led Liverpool to the League Cup and Europa League finals.

In his first full season in charge, the manager began to shape the team in his image. With the help of Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, Liverpool pressed opponents in waves and eventually qualified for the Champions League.

When Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk arrived in 2017-18, Klopp finally had a team that could compete for silverware.

That team reached the final in 2017-18, losing to Real Madrid after Salah's devastating injury, but it responded the following campaign with an incredible run in both European competitions and in the Premier League. Liverpool claimed their sixth Champions League title at Tottenham's expense in May and finished just one point back of Manchester City in an incredible two-horse race.

Klopp's side has now left defending champions City in the dust, winning 46 out of a possible 48 points in the league so far this season.

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