Jurgen Klopp extends Liverpool contract

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“Liverpool Football Club today announced Jürgen Klopp has committed his long-term future to the Reds by signing an extended contract,” read a club statement.

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

The former Borussia Dortmund manager expressed his delight with his new deal.

“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,” he said.

“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.

“I am the first to recognise that with this great commitment comes a great responsibility. All of our coaching careers we have looked to make teams and clubs better, with the ultimate goal of making the supporters proud and happy.”

Club owner John Henry feels Liverpool are showing a sign of intent by signing down the charismatic German, who he has described as “world-class”.

“When you have an individual of Jürgen’s quality in the building it makes perfect sense to secure that person for the long term,” he said. “To not do so would be irresponsible.

“The overriding motivation behind this decision is Jürgen’s commitment to overall improvement and development. In Jürgen we have someone who is always looking ahead, always looking beyond his own wants and needs and putting the club first.

“The ideas and plans he has for the football infrastructure excite us and we believe it benefits the organisation to have Jürgen committed to Liverpool for a sustained period, to make sure he is here to oversee this development.

By making this commitment to him, we are taking away any future distractions or doubt. We will move forward in partnership together, with confidence in each other and with the club’s future at the forefront of every decision.

“He is a world-class managerial talent and his leadership will be critical to everything we hope to achieve in the years ahead.”

Liverpool face a tough task in their opening fixture of the 2016/17 campaign as London rivals Arsenal lie in wait.