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Liverpool’s owners want to extend Jurgen Klopp’s contract

The German has just delivered Liverpool’s first major trophy for seven years.

Jurgen Klopp guided Liverpool to Champions League glory (Martin Rickett/PA)
Jurgen Klopp guided Liverpool to Champions League glory (Martin Rickett/PA)

Liverpool’s owners Fenway Sports Group are keen to tie manager Jurgen Klopp down to a new, extended contract.

The German has just delivered the club’s sixth European Cup, their first major trophy for seven years, and guided them to a second-place finish in the Premier League with a record runners-up points tally of 97.

Klopp’s current deal expires in 2022 but FSG, essentially principal owner John W Henry, chairman Tom Werner and FSG president Mike Gordon, want to secure him for longer, Press Association Sport understands.

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Jurgen Klopp was lifted by Liverpool’s players after the game (Martin Rickett/PA)

“When the players threw Jurgen in the air last night after our victory, they were acknowledging what all Liverpool fans know- he is beloved by all who appreciate football,” said Werner.

“Jurgen is a brilliant coach but just as importantly he is a humble and caring man who is happy today because he knows what yesterday meant to our supporters.”

For his part Klopp was amazed by the 500,000-plus turn-out for the team’s victory parade in the city on Sunday.

“I don’t know exactly how many people live in Liverpool but it does not look like there is a lot of space for fans of other clubs,” he told LFC TV.

“It is incredible. If you are a young kid, which do you support?

“There are not a lot of opportunities or options other than Liverpool. You see in the eyes how much it means. It is really intense.”

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