Liverpool are looking to extend Jurgen Klopp’s tenure as the club’s manager beyond his current deal that runs until 2024. Talks are said to have already begun over a new deal.
Fenway Sports Group are undoubtedly enjoying the show, the Jurgen Klopp show that is. The German has his side, late on in the campaign, fighting for all major honors still. The Reds enjoyed an efficient run out on Wednesday night in the first leg of the Champions League Semifinal.
They managed to take a 2-0 advantage to Villereal for the second leg of the semis. Besides an all-English final being two clean sheets away, if Klopp managers to get his team to the Stade de France, it will be their third one this season.
Having already won the EFL Cup and the continuous persistence to not give up on the title, being one point behind Manchester City, it seems there is no stopping this Reds side.
Thanks to this historic run we all get to witness firsthand, owners FSG want to make sure the success goes on well into the near and far future. They have initiated talks with the 54-year-old before the final whistle of their Champions League “first-half” victory against the Yellow Submarine.
As per reports; Klopp’s agent Marc Kosicke and FSG’s president Mike Gordon were present in the stands and are said to have got the ball rolling on a new deal.
"Liverpool’s owner, Fenway Sports Group, has opened talks about extending Jürgen Klopp’s contract beyond 2024.FSG’s president, Mike Gordon, travelled from Boston to Anfield for Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final first leg against Villarreal, where a 2-0 victory kept Liverpool on course for an unprecedented quadruple.Klopp’s agent, Marc Kosicke, was sitting a few seats away from Gordon and it is understood a contract extension for Liverpool’s figurehead manager was on their agenda.(Via: theguardian.com)"
What is so special about Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool?
Other than making almost all the finals of every competition available to them, Klopp has done it with almost half, if not less than the budget some of his counterparts get to enjoy and move around with, in the transfer market.
A week ago, The Top Flight released a post on how the club’s business receives endless praises because the transfer committee only made two major buys over the past two years—yet they have gone toe-to-toe with the best and most expensive assembled clubs in the world.
Comparing the Reds to the bitter Blues of Merseyside, the latter has already had a net spend double of what the former has: since 2016, Everton has a net spend of £317m while Liverpool clocks in at half of that with £157m.
Since Klopp arrived at Anfield, Everton has also gone through seven permanent managers, including Frank Lampard. The Reds’ oldest rivals, Man United, have been through four different directions since Jose Mourinho — some of these managers even seeing their fate at the hands of Jurgen Klopp and his ruthless Liverpool.
Crazy when one thinks about it and takes into account that: one team is fighting for the EPL, FA Cup, EFL Cup, and UCL while the other (Everton) is fighting for Premier League survival. Even Liverpool’s closest rivals (Manchester City) at this time have a net spend of €984m over the last decade.
The worst of the lot with the highest net spend between 2012 and 2022 is Manchester United with €1,075bn. What do they have to show for it? This is what makes Jurgen Klopp’s job at Liverpool Football Club all the more fascinating.
One would never be able to answer the question of whether or not he will succeed with the big budgets other Premier League sides have spoilt their managers with. However, one can confidently say he would be able to do better than those who’ve come and gone during his time since 2015 with less funding.