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Liverpool owners FSG 'offer Jurgen Klopp extended contract'

Published 06/07/2016

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Liverpool's owners have approached manager Jurgen Klopp about extending his contract and tie his long-term future to Anfield.

The German has only been in the post for nine months but it is understood that principal owner John W Henry, Reds chairman Tom Werner and FSG president Mike Gordon have already been so impressed that they are prepared to tie him down for several more years.

Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool celebrates victory after the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. Liverpool reach the Europa League Final winning 3-1 on aggregate. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool celebrates victory after the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. Liverpool reach the Europa League Final winning 3-1 on aggregate. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (R) speaks with Villarreal's coach Marcelino Garcia Toral during the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on May 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 05: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool celebrates as Bruno of Villarreal scores an own goal for their first goal during the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 05: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool celebrates as Bruno of Villarreal scores an own goal for their first goal during the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 05: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 05: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool talks during the warm up prior to the UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Villarreal CF at Anfield on May 5, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Jurgen Klopp masks are sold on a merchandise stall prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp arrives at the ground in front of the Borussia Dortmund fans section before the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final, Second Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. PA
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool celebrates as Divock Origi of Liverpool scores their first goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool celebrates as Divock Origi of Liverpool scores their first goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool celebrates as Divock Origi of Liverpool scores their first goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool at Signal Iduna Park on April 7, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp felt his side proved a few people wrong in Dortmund.

Klopp's current deal expires in 2018, although there is an option for an extra year, but FSG wants the 49-year-old to build a new dynasty at the club and is prepared to invest heavily in him as a person.

The relationship forged between Klopp and the owners is already a strong one and such is the mutual confidence and trust between the parties that a new deal would seem a mere formality.

Klopp is already one of the highest-paid managers in world football because of his status and previous achievements so there is unlikely to be any issue over the financial side of the deal.

What it does do, however, is give the German a greater understanding of the esteem in which he is held and provides him with a platform on which he can begin planning for the long-term.

Klopp is the fourth manager in the almost six years of FSG's reign at Anfield.

They quickly dispensed with the man they inherited, Roy Hodgson, installing former boss Kenny Dalglish, initially on a short-term basis.

The Scot was then handed a three-year deal and despite winning the League Cup and reaching the FA Cup final the next season, was sacked because of disappointing Premier League results.

Brendan Rodgers' appointment saw him almost win the league in his second season, which earned him a new four-year contract, but five months later he was sacked after a poor run of results.

The faith FSG is showing in Klopp, who guided the same squad Rodgers had to the Europa League final, far outweighs anything they have displayed in the past as they are confident he is the man to return the club to its former glories.

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