Liverpool’s deal for key figure is a huge statement of intent to dominate England – Agreed?

Share

Why Liverpool’s new deal for Klopp is a huge statement of intent

According to a report by ESPN, Jurgen Klopp has signed a new contract with Premier League leaders Liverpool until 2024.

The German manager, who led Liverpool to their sixth European title last May, had previously signed a six-year contract with the Anfield club in 2016.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp in conversation with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. (Getty Images)

Having achieved great heights since arriving in 2015, Liverpool’s decision to renew Klopp’s deal comes as a major statement.

Klopp, who has previously managed clubs such as Mainz and Borussia Dortmund, was brought to England after his eye-catching accomplishments.

During his stint in Germany, Klopp had won accolades for winning the German title consecutively with Borussia Dortmund (2010-11 and 2011-12). He also led them to the Champions League final in 2012-13, which they ultimately lost to arch-rivals Bayern Munich.

After arriving at Anfield, Klopp’s debut season (2015-16) was not the best as the club finished 8th in the league. However, he soon proved his credentials by securing a Champions League spot the next season by finishing 4th in the table.

Since then, the club have experienced unprecedented growth in terms of results compared to their previous campaigns. Under Klopp’s guidance, Liverpool reached their first-ever Champions League final since 2007, eventually losing out to defending champions Real Madrid.

Klopp (centre) addressing his squad during a training session. (Getty Images)

However, fortune favours the brave and Klopp finally achieved the unthinkable by guiding Liverpool to a Champions League title last season, overcoming North London side Tottenham Hotspur.

Klopp’s arrival has effectively changed the face of a club that did not win aby major trophies since last winning the Champions League in 2005.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson lifts the UEFA Champions League Trophy following the UEFA Champions League Final at the Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid. (Getty Images)

Klopp, who has committed his next five years at the Merseyside club, will become the club’s longest-serving manager since Bob Paisley by the end of his new contract.

The German opted to extend his stay in order to oversee a gradual rebuilding of the team, according to The Guardian. His arrival has also helped the Reds make significant progress not just on the pitch but also off it.

Read more:

Liverpool recently unveiled plans to construct a new Anfield Road stand that would increase the stadium’s capacity to more than 61,000. The club are also planning to build a new £50million training complex in Kirkby, which would be completed by the summer of 2020, the report adds.

Verdict

Hence, Liverpool offering a new deal to Klopp, who brought in such drastic changes at such short notice, does not come as a surprise and is the right decision.

Siddharth Suresh

Hello folks, I am an avid football follower who likes to read, report and play the world's most beautiful game. My other hobbies include writing poetry, traveling and exploring new cultures. Follow me on Facebook

Recent Posts

Essential Traits Of A Successful Footballer

There is simply no denying that soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world. It’s an international…

2 weeks ago

Celtic make an approach for 27-year-old Juve star deemed surplus to requirements

Celtic make approach for Mattia De Sciglio According to Sky Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio (h/t Daily Record), Scottish champions…

3 weeks ago

Real Madrid Prepares for Levante as its Online Trading Partner easyMarkets Launches Trading Contest

The 5th round of the new La Liga season is about to get started and the reigning Champions Real Madrid…

3 weeks ago

Nick Kyrgios Comes to Defence of Andy Murray

Andy Murray, currently in the midst of a singles comeback, recently drew flak from fellow tennis legend Mats Wilander, who questioned why…

3 weeks ago

Chelsea star joins PL rivals on loan after falling down the pecking order under Lampard

Chelsea star Ross Barkley moves to Aston Villa on loan for 2020-21 As confirmed by the club's official website, Chelsea…

3 weeks ago

Done Deal: Liverpool outcast joins Bundesliga outfit on a season-long loan

Liverpool star Loris Karius joins Union Berlin on loan for 2020-21 As confirmed by the club's official website, Liverpool goalkeeper…

3 weeks ago