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Published: 10:11 | 8/7/16

Klopp signs new Reds deal

Six-year deal for the German

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has committed his future to the club by signing a new long-term contract.

Klopp's initial contract had been due to expire at the end of the 2017-18 season but the club's owners have very impressed by the German since his appointment in October and they were keen to tie him down to a new long-term deal.

Since succeeding Brendan Rodgers as manager, Klopp has focused on player and team development and the club's owners believe he can turn around Liverpool's fortunes.

The new deal will see Klopp remain at Anfield until 2022, while his assistants, Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz, have also extended their contracts.

“It’s hard to express in words how honoured myself, Zeljko and Peter feel by the commitment shown in us by the ownership and the club in general," Klopp told the club's official website.

“We are very much at the beginning of our journey, but to already have the connection we have with this very special place is incredible.

“I am the first to recognise that with this great commitment comes a great responsibility. All of our coaching careers we have looked to make teams and clubs better, with the ultimate goal of making the supporters proud and happy.

“To do this we have to make sure we always put player and team development at the heart of every major decision. It is my job to lead that and ensure every element of the LFC football environment reflects the best practices in the game. It is fantastic that the club’s ownership is just as committed to this as we are."

The former Borussia Dortmund took over on the back of a disappointing start to the season but he managed to guide the club to the Capital One and Europa League finals.

An eighth-place finish in the Premier League means no European football this season but Klopp has already signed Joël Matip, Marko Grujic, Loris Karius and Sadio Mané this summer with further signings expected before the start of the season.

“There is much to do and much to achieve and we look to do this by being the most completely together group anywhere in the world. That’s everyone and we all have responsibility for it - all of us who are part of this LFC family: players, staff, ownership and of course the supporters," he added.

“By being together at all times, we will be stronger, better and our successes sweeter.”

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