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