Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has signed a further two-year contract extension at Anfield.

The German still had two years left on his current contract and had previously suggested he could step down when his contract ran out – but is now expected to stay until at least the summer of 2026.

The Reds have also confirmed that assistant coaches Pep Ljinders and Peter Krawietz have also signed new contracts with the Merseyside club, in another boost to Klopp’s new deal. There were fears that Ljinders might enter management himself, but those fears have now been allayed.

Mike Gordon – the chairman of Fenway Sports Group (FSG), owner of Liverpool – flew into Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final against Villarreal, with one of his top priorities discussing an extension. contract with Klopp.

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Ex-striker John Aldridge says Jurgen Klopp must win the quadruple to become Liverpool’s greatest manager of all time.

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says his side have treated every game like a final since the start of the year. He also revealed he didn’t realize Liverpool had already qualified for next season’s Champions League.

54-year-old agent Marc Kosicke was also at Anfield for Wednesday night’s first leg and sat a few seats behind Gordon, and led the talks following positive noises from Klopp’s camp.

Klopp, who has been in charge since 2015, remains on track to claim a historic quadruple this season after the 2-0 win over Villarreal at Anfield gives them firm control to reach a third Champions League final in four years.

His side will also face Chelsea in the FA Cup final next month and are one point behind Premier League leaders Manchester City with five games remaining, having won the League Cup in February.

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Despite winning the semi-final first leg 2-0 against Villarreal, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said his side still had work to do to reach the Champions League final.

The German manager won five trophies during his seven years at the club, including the 2019/20 Premier League title and the Champions League in 2019.

Recruitment over the next two summer windows is expected to focus on refreshing the squad after key players previously secured long-term renewals.

Klopp: I love our club, it’s the best place to be

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp speaking to

“There is something to announce. Like last time, some will like it, some won’t. If you don’t like it, stop watching now.

“I’m staying for two more years. And not just me! No, all my coaches too, which is the most important thing actually.

“Why? is now the question…because Ulla wants to stay! As a good husband, what do you do when your wife wants to stay? reasons.

“You know, I love our club, it’s the best place to be. I feel really, really lucky. What is it now? Six and a half years ago, FSG thought that it would be a good idea to bring a guy from Germany and we’re in. We’ll be staying two more, that’s four from now.

“Wow! It’s a long time in football. I hope we all have a good time together. See you soon…”

Too early for an invigorated Klopp to leave

Analysis by Richard Morgan of Sky Sports:

It’s the news every Liverpool fan has been dreaming of, but more in hope than expectation, with Klopp still adamant he won’t extend his stay at Anfield beyond 2024.

In fact, even as recently as March, the German insisted: “The plan, at the moment, is to get to 2024 and ‘thank you very much’.”

However, that plan has now changed, with Klopp agreeing to stay at Liverpool until 2026, when he will be 58.

And the reason for the U-turn? Well, while Klopp claimed it was all up to his wife, Ulla, giving her blessing to the move, who will no doubt have played a big part in his decision, it will mainly be thanks to this amazing squad he has now built. at Liverpool and the trophies they could still win.

Maybe the thought of someone else stepping in and benefiting from all his hard work was too much for him to bear.

Liverpool’s most successful managers

Manager Games win percentage
Bill Shanky 783 52.11%
Bob Paisley 535 57.57%
Joe Fagan 131 54.2%
Kenny Dalglish 307 60.91%
Jurgen Klopp 373 61.39%

Or maybe it was just a realization, no doubt heightened after the relative struggles of last season – when Klopp looked emotionally drained at times, especially after his mother’s death, and there was even reports that he was about to quit – that with things now well, it was too early to give it all up.

Klopp had always insisted that he would continue as long as he had the energy to focus fully on such a demanding role, and as long as his trusted coaching staff stayed with him.

With both of these criteria now met, a clearly re-energized Klopp has followed Man City boss Pep Guardiola in signing a new deal which means their great rivalry will continue until at least 2023 when the Catalan’s deal at the ‘Etihad must comply. outside.

Now let’s see if the team can fulfill his claim, they need to win more trophies to be considered one of the club’s greatest of all time…

‘FSG acted very quickly as soon as they heard positive noises from Klopp’s camp’

Sky Sports News reporter Vinny O’Connor:

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Vinny O’Connor covers the latest reaction to the latest news that Jurgen Klopp has committed his long-term future to Liverpool by signing a two-year contract extension.

“There was never any doubt, like when Jurgen Klopp hinted he wanted to stay at Liverpool, FSG are taking action – they did it in 2016 and 2019 – and they did it today.

“We were in training earlier today and it looked like something was going on like an official photo shoot. The club photographer was there, Klopp was there with his backstage team and then had a separate photo with his two assistants as well, and that gave an indication that things had moved on quite quickly.

“Just to put into context how quickly this has evolved, Mike Gordon, the chairman of the FSG, arrived yesterday (Wednesday) for the game and one of his main priorities was to carry out the talks with Klopp. He was sat a few seats away from Jurgen’s agent, too, and all because of the positive noises coming from Klopp’s camp.

“FSG have evolved very quickly given this positive movement from Klopp, as they also did in 2016 and 2019, and now Klopp is staying beyond 2024, he is staying until 2026. And of course he still remains the small question of the quadruple to opt for this season.”

Crucial matches in the title race will be shown live on Sky Sports

Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp
Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp

The run-in of the Premier League title race continues sky sports with two rearranged luminaires – Wolves v Manchester City and Southampton v Liverpool – will be broadcast live in May.

As things stand, Pep Guardiola’s City lead the Premier League by one point, followed by Klopp’s Reds, with five games of the season remaining.

Now two of their revamped fixtures are scheduled for next month and will be streamed live on sky sports.

Man City’s trip to Wolves will now be played on Wednesday May 11, with kick-off at 8.15pm. Liverpool’s visit to Southampton has been rescheduled for Tuesday May 17 with a 7.45pm kick-off.

Manchester City or Liverpool? Carra breaks down the title run-in

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Jamie Carragher dives deep into the stats and analyzes how Liverpool and Man City could slip in the title race

Jamie Carragher analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of Liverpool and Manchester City on Monday Night Football and looked at the areas that could see them drop points as the Premier League title race hangs on the wire.

Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp’s sides are still a single point apart at the top of the Premier League table after beating Watford and Everton respectively at the weekend.

They have five games each left to play, with Liverpool facing what looks like the trickiest run-in on paper, but Carragher believes both teams will slip by the end of the campaign.

“We’re talking about two brilliant teams,” the Sky Sports pundit told Monday Night Football. “You can’t really separate them in one area of ​​the game, but I can see them both losing points.”

Man City are one point ahead of Liverpool with five games to go
Man City are one point ahead of Liverpool with five games to go

Liverpool match schedule:

April 30 – Newcastle (a) premier league

May 3 – Villarreal SF Champions League second leg

May 7 – Tottenham (h) premier league

May 10 – Aston Villa Premier League, live on Sky Sports

May 14 – Chelsea (Wembley) FA Cup Final

May 17 – Southampton Premier League, live on Sky Sports

May 22 – Wolves (h) premier league

May 28 – Champions League Final *

* Subject to progress

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