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Tanya Simon
December 14, 2019

"I thought it was positive and good that people know I will be here a bit longer".

"I've been lucky and privileged to play for this club for four-and-a-half years now, it has been an fantastic time seeing how the club is changing and developing", Milner said.

During his time at Anfield, Klopp has led Liverpool to back-to-back Champions League finals, winning the second against Tottenham Hotspur in 2018/19 after losing to Real Madrid, while he added his second piece of silverware with the UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea in August.

"Four-and-a-half years from now sounds like forever in football".

Klopp joined Liverpool in 2015 and his previous contract was due to run until 2022. "It would be then nine years, the longest spell I've ever been at a club". We really feel at home.

Liverpool have secured the future of manager Jurgen Klopp after the German agreed to a two-year extension, which takes his new deal up to 2024. "Enjoy the ride, enjoy the journey".

The Reds are now benefitting as a result of that, having won the Champions League for the first time since 2005 last season.

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Fenway Sports Group, the Boston-based ownership of Liverpool, said it was "building from a position of strength" in "one of the big moments of our stewardship" of the club.

So far this season, Klopp has overseen Liverpool's surge to the top of the Premier League, where they now sit eight points clear after 15 wins from their opening 16 matches. In the current league, Liverpool is unbeaten in the opening 16 games - winning 15 of them.

Klopp shaped the team in his image with astute signings, including forwards Sadio Mane in 2016 and Mohamed Salah a year later - both of whom top scored in the league last season.

In a joint statement, principal owner John W. Henry, chairman Tom Werner and FSG president Michael Gordon, said: "We are absolutely delighted we have been able to reach an agreement with Jürgen - as well as Peter and Pep - on extending their time with the club".

Milner, who turns 34-years-old next month, would have been free to speak to foreign clubs at the start of January with an eye to making a free transfer in the summer, but that will no longer be the case.

"Liverpool is an unbelievable place to be and we're a very, very good football team and hopefully we can keep improving".

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