Liverpool Deal a Statement of Intent- Klopp
By Samuel Victor Akpan
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says his new deal with the Reds is "a statement of intent" from him and the club.
The Merseyside club have secured the German to a new deal until 2024.
Klopp joined the Reds in October 2015, and signed a new deal in 2016. He has now extended his stay with the club until 2024.
"When I see the development of the club and the collaborative work that continues to take place, I feel my contribution can only grow” said Klopp while speaking to the club’s website.
He added: "For me personally this is a statement of intent, one which is built on my knowledge of what we as a partnership have achieved so far and what is still there for us to achieve.”
"People see what happens on the pitch as a measure of our progress and although it is the best measure, it's not the only measure. I have seen the commitment from ownership through to every aspect and function of the club you can think of.”
The former Borussia Dortmund manager led the Anfield club to European glory last season as they won the UEFA Champions League in Madrid. They also finished behind Premier League champions Manchester City in the League, finishing only but a point behind the Etihad club.
"This club is in such a good place, I couldn't contemplate leaving”
"When the call came in autumn 2015, I felt we were perfect for each other; if anything, now I feel I underestimated that.”
"It is only with a total belief that the collaboration remains totally complementary on both sides that I am able to make this commitment to 2024.”
"If I didn't, I would not be re-signing" added the 52-year-old German.
Liverpool are currently top of the Premier League, they are eight points ahead of second-place Leicester City and will look to extend the gap when they take on Watford on Saturday at Anfield.