Jurgen Klopp ‘extends Liverpool contract’ after major U-turn on plan to quit
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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has reportedly put pen-to-paper on a new deal at Anfield, which will keep him on Merseyside until 2026.
The German was already tied down until 2024, but Liverpool have extended his stay until 2026 with the new deal. The deal will see Klopp, should he see out the tenure, in charge of the Reds for over a decade.
According to The Athletic, Klopp decided to sign on after being re-energised by Liverpool's quadruple push. Beforehand, it had been expected for Klopp to walk away from Anfield in 2024 and take a sabbatical, similar to Pep Guardiola post-Barcelona.
The Reds find themselves at the business end of the season with a good chance of completing an unprecedented quadruple.
Klopp's side have already claimed the Carabao Cup, and they will face the same opponents, Chelsea, in the FA Cup final next month. While the Champions League is one step closer following a 2-0 win over Villarreal on Wednesday evening.
However, the Reds are trailing Manchester City in the Premier League, and a slip up for either side will prove costly.
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Klopp joined Liverpool in 2015 after Brendan Rodgers was sacked following a poor run of form.
The German has gone on to claim a Champions League success as well as delivering Liverpool their first Premier League title. However, Klopp had already announced his intentions to walk away from the club when his contract was due.
Klopp is currently the Premier League's longest serving manager, after Burnley sacked Sean Dyche earlier this month.
Klopp said last month: "When I talk about a plan, I mean for the future of the club. My future will be OK. I don’t have to plan. I could book last minute – let’s put it like this. It is not a problem.
"The things we do, they are for a long, long time. So many things we’ve tried to improve over the years.
"It will be fine whenever it will be after I leave. The plan is 2024, thank you very much."
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