‘It just feels right’: Jurgen Klopp reacts to signing new Liverpool FC deal
Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp explains why he has put pen to paper on a new long-term deal with the Reds
Jurgen Klopp has insisted that it was an easy decision for him to sign a new long-term deal with Liverpool FC.
The Reds boss has put pen to paper on a new long-term contract at Anfield that will run until the end of the 2023-24 season.
Klopp won his first major trophy as Liverpool FC manager last season after the Merseyside outfit were 2-0 winners against Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final.
Liverpool FC are sitting at the top of the Premier League table with a substantial cushion in the title race after an impressive start to the top-flight campaign.
The Merseyside outfit booked their place in the Champions League knockout stage for the third successive season under Klopp thanks to a 2-0 victory over Austrian side RB Salzburg last week.
Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool FC in October 2015 after previous stints in charge of Bundesliga outfits Borussia Dortmund and Mainz 05.
Speaking to Liverpool FC’s website about signing a new long-term deal with the 18-time English champions, Klopp said:
“It’s actually so easy but then in the end so difficult to explain maybe – because it just feels right.
“So far, we had an incredible journey together, each and every day felt so special.
“There were not only good days obviously, there were some average days involved as well; big defeats, big wins, all that stuff. But it’s really about that I wanted to stay a part of this club, that’s how it is.
“Our relationship is pretty special so we want it to continue. I spoke to Pete and Pep, they saw it exactly the same way, then the decisive people started talking and a couple of days ago they agreed, so it’s really, really nice to know the fact that we will stay here longer. Perfect.
“Perfect news for the three of us, for our families, it’s really, really nice.”
Liverpool FC have reached four cup finals since Klopp took over the reins from Rodgers.
However, the Reds lost to Manchester City in the League Cup final in February 2016 before Liverpool FC suffered a 3-1 loss to Sevilla in the Europa League showpiece a couple of months later.
Liverpool FC also lost 3-1 to Real Madrid in the Champions League final in 2018 before finally winning the trophy last season.