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Liverpool set to offer Jurgen Klopp new deal

The German boss has impressed the club’s American owners since taking over last October.

Liverpool's owners have approached manager Jurgen Klopp about extending his contract.
Liverpool's owners have approached manager Jurgen Klopp about extending his contract.
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LIVERPOOL HAVE APPROACHED manager Jurgen Klopp with a view to extending his current contract, according to widespread British media reports.

Klopp’s original deal, which he signed upon joining the club last October, runs until 2018, with the option of another year.

However, the club’s American owners are now keen on extending the German boss’ stay in a bid to ward off any potential new suitors.

The German boss, who previously won two Bundesliga titles with Borussia Dortmund as well as overseeing a run that saw them reach the Champions League final, has impressed since joining the Anfield club.

Having taking over Liverpool from Brendan Rodgers with the club in 10th place after eight games, Klopp guided the Reds to an eighth place finish last season, and more significantly, helped them reach the finals of both the Capital One Cup and the Europa League.

Klopp and Liverpool made their first big statement of intent for the new season with the £30 million signing of Southampton’s Sadio Mane last month.

The 24-year-old forward joins fellow new signings centre-back Joël Matip (free transfer from Schalke) and goalkeeper Loris Karius (£4.7 million from Mainz 05) at the club, as Liverpool look to build on an encouraging first season under the 49-year-old coach.

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