Date: 8th July 2016 at 10:23am
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Jurgen Klopp has signed a new six-year deal as Liverpool manager, according to Sky Sports.

The 49-year-old; who only arrived at Anfield back in October after succeeding Brendan Rodgers at the Merseyside outfit, guided the Premier League club to eighth in the English top-flight standings last term, as well as to the finals in the League Cup and UEFA Europa League.

Klopp’s new “long-term” contract extension will keep the German at Liverpool until 2022.

Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

It was reported on Wednesday that the ex-Borussia Dortmund boss had already received fresh terms on a new deal, despite Klopp joining less than a year ago after agreeing a deal until 2018, with the option of another year.

Klopp told Liverpool’s official club website, “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.

“I am the first to recognise that with this great commitment comes a great responsibility. All of our coaching careers we have looked to make teams and clubs better, with the ultimate goal of making the supporters proud and happy.”

Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Klopp’s new long-term deal will see him stay at Liverpool until 2022 – Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

The 49-year-old added, “To do this we have to make sure we always put player and team development at the heart of every major decision.

“It is my job to lead that and ensure every element of the LFC football environment reflects the best practices in the game. It is fantastic that the club’s ownership is just as committed to this as we are.

“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.

“That’s everyone and we all have responsibility for it – all of us who are part of this LFC family: players, staff, ownership and of course the supporters.

“By being together at all times, we will be stronger, better and our successes sweeter.”

 
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