In his seven years at Liverpool FC, manager Jurgen Klopp has restored the club to heights they hadn't previously enjoyed in decades. Now that relationship with the club is set to extend for many more years.
On Thursday, Klopp officially signed a contract extension with Liverpool through the end of the 2026 season. Speaking to the media after the deal, Klopp made it clear that he loves coaching at Liverpool and believes he has the energy to keep going for many more years.
“When the owners brought the possibility to renew to me, I asked myself: do I have the energy to give of myself again what this amazing place requires from me? I didn’t need too long to answer. The answer was very simple… I'm in love with here and I feel fine!” Klopp said.
There was some hand-wringing over whether Klopp would stay at Liverpool if his current contract expired. Some were concerned that the same burnout that caused him to leave Borussia Dortmund in 2015 might lead to him leaving.
But Liverpool fans couldn't be happier to see that Klopp is sticking around for another four years:
Since taking over in 2015, Jurgen Klopp has won over 61-percent of his games. He led Liverpool to the Champions League title in 2019 and their first Premier League title in decades the following year.
He's won countless individual accolades for his managerial prowess, including two FIFA Manager of the Year awards.
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