Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has agreed to extend his two-year contract to keep him at Anfield until 2026.
The German has led a hugely successful reconstruction and return to the top of the European game since taking over in 2015, winning the Champions League and the Premier League while in the dugout.
Klopp’s contract was due to expire in 2024 and there were rumors that he would leave the club at that time. However, the 54-year-old has already agreed to the terms of the extension and will remain with Liverpool until at least 2026.
The Reds are currently chasing an unprecedented quadruple under Klopp’s training this season. With the EFL Cup already in the bag, his team is one point behind Man City in the Premier League, facing the FA Cup final against Chelsea and holding the position in the middle of their Champions League semi-final against Villarreal.
That will firmly establish him as one of the best – if not the most – bosses in Liverpool history, and he will be their longest-serving manager since the famed Bill Shankly if he could stay at the club beyond 2024 as planned.
The 90min reported that Klopp was open to extend his stay early Thursday, with things moving quickly behind the scenes. The coach has been defeated by the owners of Fenway Sports Group (FSG) in recent years for their guarantee of the future – including signed players such as Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz.
Klopp still has a growing influence at Anfield in all aspects of club operations, and FSG appreciates his inclusion.
Liverpool have confirmed that FSG president Mike Gordon was present when they beat Villarreal 2-0 on Wednesday night. His agent Marc Kosicke – who regularly visits England and Anfield – is thought to have been in the game.