As first reported by The Athletic, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has signed a new two-year deal keeping him at the club until the summer of 2026. The 54-year-old became the longest-serving manager in the Premier League after Sean Dyche was sacked by Burnley. The new contract means the German would be at the helm of the Anfield outfit for at least eleven years.
Jurgen took over from Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers in October 2015 and has since transformed the club into a title-winning machine. During his reign so far, the Merseyside outfit has won five trophies, including the Premier League title that had eluded Anfield for 30 years. He has also lifted the Champions League, Super Cup, Club World Cup, and Carabao Cup titles.
Klopp and his well-oiled red machines are on the hunt for a historic quadruple this season. They have already secured the carabao cup after beating Chelsea on penalties. Liverpool sits second on the PL log, just a point behind Manchester City in an exhilarating title race where there is no more room for slip-ups. They have one foot in their second Champions League final in three years after beating Villareal 2-0 at Anfield and will face Chelsea in the FA cup final in what would be a rematch of the Carabao cup final.
Liverpool needed a rebuild after Rodgers left, and Jurgen proved he was up to the task. The 54-year-old had initially planned to leave his current post at the end of his current deal in 2024 but had a change of heart, owing mainly to his side’s incredible quadruple challenge this season.
Klopp and his backroom staff have agreed to extend their stay, and their new deal brings a sense of stability and commitment to the club. His dynamic front three of Mohammed Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Sadio Mane have just over a year left on their current deals. He would hope his decision to stay would convince the trio to agree on a longer stay and write their names into Anfield Folklore.
Jurgen has committed himself to Liverpool until June 2026, and the importance of the date should not be underestimated or dismissed. Provided there is no early split, Klopp’s 11-year stint will make him Anfield’s longest-serving manager since Bill Shankly, who was in charge from 1959 to 1974.