Jurgen Klopp 'in talks over new Liverpool contract in huge U-turn' after revealing plans to quit in 2024April 28, 2022
JURGEN Klopp has reportedly opened talks with Liverpool about extending his contract in a shock turnaround.
The Reds boss previously stated his intention to leave when his current deal expires in 2024 but he now looks set to stay at Anfield for more than a decade.
According to the Daily Mail, Klopp feels revitalised and that he could serve as Liverpool boss for a few more years.
Owners Fenway Sports Group are keen to take advantage of Klopp's change of heart and come to an agreement over a new deal soon.
It is a big U-turn for the Liverpool boss, who stated in March that 2024 would be the right time for him to depart.
But now preliminary discussions are underway, with Klopp's agent Marc Kosicke seen at Anfield during Liverpool's 2-0 win over Villarreal on Wednesday.
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Also in attendance was FSG president Mike Gordon, whom Klopp also has a close relationship with.
Klopp is loved on the red side of Merseyside and could lead his side to a historic quadruple this year.
He has transformed the club and has been rewarded with two contract extensions since taking over in 2015.
Klopp led Liverpool to their sixth Champions League trophy in 2019, beating Spurs 2-0 in the final in Madrid.
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The Reds then won the Uefa Super Cup and Fifa Club World Cup in 2019, before finally landing the Premier League title in 2020, their first domestic league title since 1990.
Klopp also won the Carabao Cup against Chelsea earlier this year, and faces the Blues again in the FA Cup final in May as Liverpool chase an unprecedented quadruple.
His contract extensions have seen Klopp's salary rise to a reported £16million.
That makes him the second-highest earner among Premier League managers behind Pep Guardiola and puts him on more than double his compatriot Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea.
There could also be contract extensions for members of Klopp's backroom staff, including assistant boss Pep Lijnders.
The German will also reportedly be keen for coaches Peter Kraweitz, Vitor Matos and goalkeeping coach John Achterberg to receive new deals.
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