Jürgen Klopp prematurely extended his contract with FC Liverpool in 2024 until 2026 on Thursday. The Reds officially announced this in the afternoon.
“There is something to report. I stay two more years,” said the 54-year-old in a video that the club released on Thursday: “I love our club. I hope that we will all enjoy the time together.”
Klopp had only excluded an extension a few weeks ago. “My plan is that I will stay until 2024, and then it says: Thank you very much!” He said at the time.
Now he justified the step with a wink with the wish of his wife. “Ulla wants to stay. And what does a good husband do if his wife wants to stay? He stays. But that’s not the only reason,” said Klopp.
Previously, the athletic reported that Mike Gordon, President of Fenway Sports Group, who has been owner of FC Liverpool since 2010, at the Champions League semi-final against Villarreal (2-0) on Wednesday was as well as Klopp consultant Marc Kosicke. In the course of the visit, the final agreement was reached.
Klopp came to Liverpool in October 2015 and has now built one of the world’s best teams. In 2019 the association won the Champions League, and for the first time in 2020 in 30 years the English championship.
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