Before signing a new contract until 2026, Jurgen Klopp was said to be promised funds to replace three departing Liverpool players.
At the end of April, the German manager, 54, signed a two-year extension to his original contract, reaffirming his commitment to the club. Klopp will be in charge of Liverpool for the next ten years after leading the club to unprecedented success.
Since taking over in 2015, the former Borussia Dortmund manager has finally ended Liverpool’s 30-year Premier League title drought, as well as winning the FA Cup, League Cup, and Champions League.
Klopp saw no reason to leave Merseyside in two years, especially after receiving assurances that he could sign a trio of free agents.
According to the Sun, Sadio Mane, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Joe Gomez, all targets for Bayern Munich, have expressed an interest in leaving Anfield this summer, either for a new challenge or to play regular football.
Jurgen Klopp has been given funds to replace Sadio Mane, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Joe Gomez, who are all on the verge of leaving Liverpool.
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Klopp demanded to know if funds would be available to replace the departing trio, and he signed the two-year extension knowing that he would be able to bolster a team that was on the verge of claiming an unprecedented quadruple.
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In addition, the German is expected to have a greater say in behind-the-scenes matters. Although deputy Julian Ward will take over as Sporting Director after Michael Edwards left the club at the end of the season, Klopp will have more power.
Liverpool are expected to lose Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (right) and Sadio Mane (center) this summer.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has already used his newfound power to shorten the club’s pre-season tour of Asia. Klopp dislikes long tours, so their summer plans have been cut down to just six days.
The Reds play Manchester United in Bangkok on July 12 before heading to Singapore on July 15 to face Crystal Palace.