Breaking: Jurgen Klopp signs a contract extension at Liverpool up until 2024
It's brilliant news following an utterly miserable night for the country last night, that Jurgen Klopp has signed a contract extension up until 2024.
The German joined the club in October 2015, following the earlier sacking of Brendan Rodgers and despite a tricky first couple of seasons, has enjoyed great success since then.
Reaching the Champions League final in 2017, before winning the competition last season and finishing 2nd, breaking a number of records on the way.
This season, Liverpool currently sit 8 points ahead of Leicester in second place, whilst they are 14 ahead of last season's champions Man City.
The boss wil lnow be with us for at least five more seasons and, via Liverpoolfc.com, he expressed his delight at continuing his relationship with the club.
He said: "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.
"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.
"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.
"This club is in such a good place, I couldn’t contemplate leaving.
"I must also highlight the role of our sporting director, Michael Edwards, in this journey so far. His input and collaboration has been just as important as anyone else’s in getting us into a position to compete for the game’s top titles.
"For anyone in football who aspires to compete in an environment where every element of the organisation is at its very best – from the support of the supporters to the vision of the owners – there can be no better place than this."