Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has agreed to extend his contract by two years, until 2026, with the club set to finalize the agreement.
Fenway Sports Group, Liverpool’s owner, has hoped for a long time that Klopp will extend his contract with the club he has revitalized since his arrival in October 2015. Mike Gordon, the president of FSG, traveled from Boston to Anfield for Liverpool’s 2-0 victory against Villarreal in the Champions League semi-final first leg on Wednesday, keeping the Reds on track for an unparalleled quadruple.
Klopp’s agent, Marc Kosicke, was seated beside Gordon, and it is known that the contract extension was discussed between them. Klopp’s comments last month, in which manager suggested he may sign a new contract at the “last minute” depending on his energy levels and excitement for the job, excited Liverpool’s owners, who pushed to hold talks.
Last season, Klopp said he was exhausted after repeated injuries derailed the team’s Premier League championship defense and the pandemic required football to be played behind closed doors. When questioned about staying beyond 2024 in early March, he said: “If I have the energy levels for it. That is important. I love what I do but I’ve said a couple of times there must be something else out there in the world, to be honest, apart from always thinking about properly skilled, good-looking, fantastically nice football players. But I really don’t think about it.
“At the moment I am full of energy but we have to – I have to – make sure that is the case because I don’t want to sit around and be more tired than others and think: ‘Wow, why is everyone bothered about the things out there because I couldn’t care less?’”
We are delighted to announce Jürgen Klopp has signed a new contract to extend his commitment with the club! 🔴
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 28, 2022