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Jürgen Klopp extends Liverpool contract until 2024

German coach Jürgen Klopp has led Liverpool to Champions League glory. With his team eight points clear at the top of the Premier League, he has now put pen to paper on a new deal.

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has agreed to a contract extension until 2024, the Premier League club announced on Friday. 

Under Klopp's leadership, the Reds lifted the Champions League trophy last season and currently top the Premier League table.

This season Liverpool went unbeaten in the first 16 games, and are eight points clear of Leicester City for the top spot on the Premier League table. Should Liverpool lead the table at the end of the season, Klopp will have ended Liverpool's 30-year wait for the English league title. 

The club on Friday hailed Klopp as the "best there is," saying: "Back in 2015 we used the phrase ‘ideal fit’ when we appointed Jürgen. This continues to apply today and, if anything, the circumstances make it more pertinent."

"We consider him to be the best there is," it added. 

Read more: Champions League: Jürgen Klopp shows substance over style to break trophy drought

German national Klopp left Borussia Dortmund in 2015 and later took the reins in Anfield, marking the first time the former Mainz defender had managed a team outside of the Bundesliga. 

"For me personally this is a statement of intent, one which is built on my knowledge of what we as a partnership have achieved so far and what is still there for us to achieve," Klopp said Friday in a statement on the club's website.

"When the call (to manage Liverpool) came in autumn 2015, I felt we were perfect for each other. If anything, now I feel I underestimated that. It is only with a total belief that the collaboration remains totally complimentary on both sides that I am able to make this commitment to 2024."

"If I didn’t I would not be re-signing," he added.

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Jürgen Klopp praises Liverpool's "big heart"

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