Klopp signs new Liverpool deal until 2024

London, Dec 14 (IANS) Jurgen Klopp has extended his stay at Liverpool by signing a new contract with the club which will run until 2024.The deal comes after four hugely successful years in charge of Liverpool for the 52-year-old. Liverpool won the Champions League under the German last season and finished second in the Premier League.They lead the top flight this season and have an eight-point lead in pursuit of a first league title since 1990.”This club is in such a good place, I couldn’t contemplate leaving,” Klopp said in an official statement. “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.”When I see the development of the club and the collaborative work that continues to take place, I feel my contribution can only grow,” he added. Klopp was initially appointed as Liverpool manager on October 8, 2015. The Reds’ defence of the Champions League remains ongoing following the 2-0 victory in Salzburg on Tuesday night, while the team will aim to add the FIFA Club World Cup to the UEFA Super Cup trophy they secured in August when they travel to the tournament in Qatar later this month.–IANSaak/pgh/

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