Liverpool owners explain Jurgen Klopp's new six-year deal

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp applauds fans after the game

The German manager signed a new six-year deal at Liverpool on Friday.

Liverpool manager Juergen KloppLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp

Quoted by the Liverpool Echo, Liverpool owners FSG have moved to explain why they have secured Jurgen Klopp to a new deal.

Klopp, and his assistants Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz signed new improved six-year deals on Friday that will now keep them at the club until 2022.

The deals came as something of a surprise given the German signed a three-year deal when he originally joined the club back in October.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp before the matchLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp before the match

The Reds owners have clearly been impressed by the work he did last season, when he led the club to both the Europa League final and the Capital One cup final.

And in a statement, they claim it would have been irresponsible not to get Klopp signed to an extended deal.

“When you have an individual of Jurgen’s quality it makes perfect sense to secure that person for the long term. To not do so would be irresponsible,” the Liverpool Echo reports them saying.

“He is a world-class managerial talent and his leadership will be critical to everything we hope to achieve in the years ahead.”

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp during trainingLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp during training

With a new deal now signed, Klopp will turn his attention back to the transfer window and planning for the future.

He has already brought in four new players this summer, with Marko Grujic, Joel Matip, Loris Karius and Sadio Mane all moving to Anfield.

More arrivals are likely too as the German looks to build a squad capable of returning the club to the Champions League.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp applauds fans after the gameLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp applauds fans after the game

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