Jurgen Klopp has committed his long-term future to Liverpool and Reds supporters are understandably delighted with the news.
The German signed a new deal with the Reds on Friday morning, prolonging his stay at Anfield until 2024.
Klopp’s previous contract was due to expire in 2022, and while some were fearful that he would leave at that point, he – and his two assistants, Pepijn Lijnders and Peter Krawietz, have committed for another two years after that.
The 52-year-old has been a revelation as Liverpool boss, taking them top-four hopefuls to the most feared club side in the world.
On signing the new deal, Klopp said: “In 2015, I felt we were perfect for each other; if anything, now I feel I underestimated that.”
It’s another shrewd move from owners FSG, and Klopp highlighted just how well run the club is, saying: “This club is in such a good place.
“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.”
Needless to say, these Reds fans have been expressing their delight on social media.
Omg! My whole life got better! https://t.co/OPT1yLfFVc
— Kay (@The_KYLN) December 13, 2019
Perfect timing. Then he can become PM. https://t.co/2PQbz6njo6
— Ben Metcalf (@horatioalgar) December 13, 2019
He’s going to build an empire!!! https://t.co/ldygTPKYFw
— Rory Greenfield (@RoryGreenfield) December 13, 2019
A new deal for Jurgen Klopp is absolutely massive.
Quite simply, the most important person at Liverpool Football Club in decades.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) December 13, 2019
Jürgen Klopp extends his contract at @LFC till 2024
Steven Gerrard extends his contract at @RangersFC till 2024
On the same day!!!!!
There is a plan….
— Jan Aage Fjortoft ???? ?? (@JanAageFjortoft) December 13, 2019
“It’s like they saved this news for today. Great pick me up! Thanks LFC!” – John Knowles on Facebook.
“If ever there was a day to deliver good news this was it.” – Sweeting on the forums.
Timely news that Jurgen Klopp has signed a new contract that ties him to #LFC until 2024.
In other news, Steven Gerrard has signed a contract extension that ties him to Rangers until 2024.
— Ian Doyle (@IanDoyleSport) December 13, 2019
That is the best deal Liverpool will do for the next four and a half years. It's incredible what Jurgen Klopp has done and continues to do for the club. More exciting things to come I'm sure. Well done all involved! #LFC
— Emma Sanders (@em_sandy) December 13, 2019
Klopp is Liverpool’s best ever signing
— Keifer MacDonald (@LFCMK1) December 13, 2019
I’ve got sunshine, on a cloudy day
— Paul Senior ?? (@PaulSenior1) December 13, 2019
The biggest signing Liverpool could possibly make.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) December 13, 2019
“The best piece of business that’s been done” – Pradeep Vijanarayan on Facebook.
“Great news!” – redaderry on the forums.
That is absolutely huge news for Liverpool. Out of nowhere. Suggestions beforehand that Klopp was likely to wait until nearer 2022 to make a decision about a new deal. He’s never stayed at a club for longer than six years.
— Jack Sear (@JackSear) December 13, 2019
Thank you @LFC I really needed that, especially today. pic.twitter.com/lC0LFqmDB4
— Phil Pelucha (@PhilPelucha) December 13, 2019
— the unbearables (@UTFR92) December 13, 2019
Steven Gerrard's new Rangers contract is up to 2024, Liverpool have just announced Klopp's new contract runs until 2024.
— JJ Bull (@jj_bull) December 13, 2019
Maybe I'm reading too much into it but Steven Gerrard has agreed a contract extension until 2024 at Rangers aswell….
— Jonathan Higgins (@Jhiggins3) December 13, 2019
“YNWA, my best Christmas gift” – Peter Iburg on Facebook.
“YEAHHH, that’s FANTASTIC news!!!” – Hope in your heart on the forums.
This is brilliant, but i'm braced for dropping points against Watford cause it's *too* good.
— John O'Sullivan (@NotoriousJOS) December 13, 2019
Klopp knows how to time things doesn’t he https://t.co/nkgdM7lWq8
— Adam Melia (@Adam__Melia) December 13, 2019
Wow. Didn’t actually expect Klopp to stay beyond 2022 given what he’s said a number of times previously, so this is the best news possible for Liverpool. ?
— Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) December 13, 2019
JURGEN KLOPP HAS EXTENDED HIS LIVERPOOL CONTRACT! pic.twitter.com/UyEavAmGb4
— MT (@MT_Futbol) December 13, 2019
My heart ?? https://t.co/hH5JgFytjd
— Ben Kelly (@bkelly776) December 13, 2019
Assuming all progresses well in terms of process , lovely that Klopp will be #lfc manager when Anfield's capacity exceeds 60,000.
— Dave Phillips (@lovefutebol) December 13, 2019