Jurgen Klopp’s new deal at Anfield, extending his stay at the club until 2026 does not involve a pay increase, with his wages to remain at £16m a year.
The German was reportedly keen on initiating contact with Liverpool’s American owners, FSG, after considering his options midway through the campaign.
“In the end, everything happened on Klopp’s terms. Liverpool’s owners wanted to move quickly, especially when they realised he wasn’t asking about extra money for himself,” David Ornstein and Simon Hughes wrote for The Athletic.
The Merseysiders remain in contention for a potentially historic season of football, with a FA Cup final against Chelsea on the horizon amongst a semi-final Champions League second leg tie with Villarreal.
We’re in serious danger of being overwhelmed by the positive news swelling at the club, with boxes being rapidly ticked as the term goes on.
Add on top Klopp’s commitment to the future and it should have alarm bells ringing for our English top-flight and European rivals, particularly with the rebuild process having already commenced.
We couldn’t imagine a more perfect fit for the manager or the club – long may it continue.