Belfast Telegraph

Klopp thrilled to stay on Anfield journey with six-year deal

By Carl Markham

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits the responsibility of restoring the club to its former glories now lies solely with him.

The German is the man owners Fenway Sports Group have trusted with the medium-term future of the club after he and key assistants Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz signed new contracts, for six years, just nine months after arriving at Anfield.

Klopp has impressed FSG in the short time he has been in charge, not only in taking the squad he inherited from Brendan Rodgers to the Europa League and Capital One Cup finals but the way he has conducted himself and established unity between the club and the fanbase.

He fully understands what FSG's vote of confidence in him as a person and a manager means and he is keen to live up to their expectations.

"I am the first to recognise that with this great commitment comes a great responsibility," he said.

"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.

"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.

"There is much to do and much to achieve and we look to do this by being the most completely together group anywhere in the world."

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