In it for the long haul: Manager Jurgen Klopp rewarded with new deal at Premier League’s Liverpool

Klopp succeeded Brendan Rodgers last October, with the Premier League side finishing eighth, beaten by Sevilla in the Europa League final, and Manchester City in the English League Cup

PUBLISHED : Friday, 08 July, 2016, 7:29pm
UPDATED : Friday, 08 July, 2016, 7:30pm

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has signed a new “long-term” contract after an impressive first nine months in charge when he guided the team to the Europa League and League Cup finals.

“The move, which was initiated by the club’s ownership, is in recognition of the commitment shown by the German and his staff to developing, improving and ultimately leading a football structure that will bring sustained success,” said a statement on the Liverpool website.

Klopp’s senior staff Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz have also lengthened their deals to continue a coaching relationship spanning two decades.

“When you have an individual of Jurgen’s quality in the building it makes perfect sense to secure that person for the long term. To not do so would be irresponsible,” Liverpool’s main owner John Henry, chairman Tom Werner and Fenway Sports Group president Mike Gordon added.

Klopp succeeded Brendan Rodgers last October, with the Premier League side finishing eighth, beaten by Sevilla in the Europa League final, and Manchester City in the English League Cup.

“It’s hard to express in words how honoured myself, Zeljko and Peter feel by the commitment shown in us by the ownership and the club in general,” Klopp told the club’s website.

“We are very much at the beginning of our journey, but to already have the connection we have with this very special place is incredible.”