Liverpool & a Jurgen Klopp contract extension
Liverpool’s Champions League victory over Tottenham continues to dominate attention this Monday.
On Sunday, the Reds held a triumphant bus parade in Liverpool to celebrate their achievements, with approximately half a million fans having taken to the streets of the city.
On Monday, attention has started to focus on the future at Anfield.
And the big topic of conversation is whether Liverpool can agree a new long-term deal with manager Jurgen Klopp.
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Jurgen Klopp’s current Liverpool contract
Klopp, 51, is under contract with the Reds until 2022.
The German agreed a six-year deal to stay at Anfield back in 2016, after he originally joined the club the previous year.
Interestingly, at the time that Klopp agreed that deal, the likes of Didi Hamann argued that Liverpool had made a mistake. Back then Hamann told the Times:
I like Klopp, but they lost two finals last season, so I’d be careful. I wouldn’t have given him a six-year contract. That’s absolute madness. They won’t win anything this year and they may not finish top four.
Liverpool & Klopp: FSG plan to ‘break new ground’
According to reporter Paul Joyce, Liverpool owners FSG are hoping to lock Klopp down to a new deal.
Details of the potential new contract on offer for Klopp are largely kept under wraps. However Paul Joyce has reported the following:
Liverpool want Jurgen Klopp to oversee the construction of a dynasty at Anfield by staying on as their manager for more than the three years that remain on his contract.
He spent seven years in each of his previous managerial positions, with Mainz and Borussia Dortmund in Germany, but FSG wants him to break new ground on Merseyside. There is a belief that a young squad is primed to challenge consistently for the top honours.
The assumption is that FSG want Klopp to remain at the club for an extremely long period of time.
Could the German be with the Reds for a decade?
— Helen Miller (@MsHelicat) June 2, 2019
Marca: Klopp & a new Liverpool deal
It’s not only the English press pushing the claim that Liverpool want Klopp to sign a new contract.
Spanish daily Marca have also reported the following:
The German tactician’s contract runs until 2022, but the Reds’ directors are willing to extend it for another year and offer him a salary improvement from eight million euros to 11m euros per season.
Jurgen Klopp is now the king of Europe
His contract at @LFC runs until 2022
But the English club want to extend his deal
— MARCA in English (@MARCAinENGLISH) June 2, 2019