Coach Jurgen Klopp has officially confirmed the extension of the contract to lead Liverpool club until 2024 to be able to fully focus on the thirst for the top title in English football after 30 years.
Klopp – who became Liverpool’s coach in 2015, won the Reds of the Merseyside Champions League in June and is currently unbeaten in the Premier League this season (15 wins, 1 draw), 8 points behind the next team is Leicester. The previous contract of the German military leader will expire in 2022 and Klopp said that the extension is not his priority but an important factor to persuade the new recruits to join the team.
According to British media sources, with the new contract, Klopp’s salary will be increased to 15 million pounds per year. The strategist will work with Liverpool to win the title of top English league for the first time in 30 years. Two assistant coaches, Peter Krawietz and Pepijn Lijnders, have also agreed to agreements to stay in Liverpool until 2024.
A statement from club owner Fenway Sports Group (FSG) said Liverpool had made giant strides in re-establishing itself as one of the top teams in the world under the German military. In Klopp’s first season at Anfield, Liverpool reached the final of the League Cup and Europa League but ended the season empty-handed. They lost 1-3 to Real Madrid in the 2018 Champions League final but became the sixth European champion in the 2018-2019 season after a 2-0 win over Tottenham in the final.
In the Premier League last season, Liverpool lost just one game, up to 97 points – the best total score in the team’s history – but were unable to crown as Man City 1 point less. Until this season, the army under Klopp’s coach continued to flourish after 16 matches to illuminate hope for the 19th Premier League title in the team history.
Liverpool has now reached the round of 16 of the Champions League and will compete in the Club World Cup in Qatar later this month. According to AFP, Klopp is said to be close to recruiting Japanese player Takumi Minamino (Salzburg club) for a bargain of £7.25 million in the winter transfer window in January.