Liverpool fans delighted following James Milner contract extension

Tanya Simon
December 14, 2019

His assistants, Peter Krawietz and Pep Lijnders, have also extended their deals.

"We feel this represents one of the big moments of our stewardship of Liverpool Football Club so far as we believe there is no better manager than Jürgen".

"We had discussions with the club and this was obviously the ideal for me, this was what I wanted to do - stay and play at the highest level as long as I can".

"I've been lucky and privileged to play for this club for four and a half years now", Milner said. "It gives us stability".

While there were initial teething problems, Klopp's Liverpool have developed into something special over the past two years.

"When the club asked me and I thought about the contract and then I thought about ending, I couldn't imagine I would leave".

"We'll have to see what we change, what we don't change".

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A statement from owners the Fenway Sports Group (FSG) said Liverpool had taken "giant strides in re-establishing themselves as one of world football's powerhouses" under the German.

The Reds were beaten in both the EFL Cup and Europa League finals in the manager's first season, and they have shown huge progress from there.

And while Liverpool missed out on a maiden Premier League title in 2018-19 - chasing a first top-flight championship since 1989-90 - as they finished a point adrift of champions Manchester City, the Reds are well on course to put that right in 2020.

In 2017-18, Liverpool reached the Champions League final for the first time since 2006-07, although they were defeated 3-1 by Real Madrid. Salzburg's Takumi Minamino is poised to be his first signing when he arrives in January for just £7.25million and Klopp has also highlighted how important youth is at Anfield.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has signed a new long-term contract with the club, extending his stay on Merseyside to 2024.

The 33-year-old joined from Manchester City on a free transfer in the summer of 2015.

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