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Liverpool chairman Tom Werner thanks Jurgen Klopp’s wife Ulla for convincing him to sign a new deal

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner thanks Jurgen Klopp’s wife Ulla for convincing him to sign a new deal as he admits “no one wants to think about the day” the German leaves… and reveals that the controversial Super League is now “OFF” on the agenda.

  • Liverpool chairman Tom Werner says Jurgen Klopp’s wife was key in his new deal
  • Klopp had long been expected to retire when his contract ended in 2024.
  • The German has since agreed to a new four-year deal until the summer of 2026.
  • Werner has also revealed that he insists the Super League is not on the Reds’ agenda.

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has revealed that Jurgen Klopp’s wife was a key factor in extending the manager’s contract.

Klopp’s intention was to leave Anfield when his most recent contract, which was scheduled for June 2024, expired, but the German made a big U-turn.

The former Borussia Dortmund manager has agreed to extend his stay at Anfield by signing a new four-year deal, which runs until the summer of 2026.

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner thanks Jurgen Klopp's wife Ulla (left) for pushing through the new deal

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner thanks Jurgen Klopp’s wife Ulla (left) for pushing through the new deal

The German coach will remain at Anfield until 2026, despite talk of his departure in 2024

The German coach will continue at Anfield until 2026, despite talk of his departure in 2024

Werner insists the Reds must give Klopp’s wife Ulla a lot of credit for signing the new contract, while admitting “no one wants to think about the day he leaves” as he looks to become manager. longstanding since Bill Shankly, who was in charge from 1959 to 1974.

‘I want to give Ulla some credit. She was very helpful in suggesting to Jurgen that she should extend her term in Liverpool,” Werner said. the athletic.

Mike Gordon talks to Jurgen several times a day. He kept us informed about the fact that Jurgen was considering an extension.

The American president also admits that

The American president also admits that “nobody wants to think about the day” that the German leaves

“But until it happened, I just held my breath. It is wonderful that he will be with us for a few more years.

“I was very happy, because there is a feeling that nobody wants to think about the day when Jurgen is no longer the manager of this club.”

The 70-year-old American also insisted that Liverpool never plan to enter a European Super League, even if plans are revived in the future.

Tom Werner (pictured left) has revealed that the controversial Super League is no longer on the agenda

Tom Werner (pictured left) has revealed that the controversial Super League is no longer on the agenda

After years of speculation, the plans for the ESL were first revealed in April 2021, shocking the football world.

The new league, which included neither promotion nor relegation, was launched by 12 ‘founding members’, including Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham.

Alongside this, Spanish teams Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid, Atlético de Madrid and Italian counterparts Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan have also agreed to join.

“It’s certainly off Liverpool’s agenda. We have recognized that it was a mistake. Beyond that, it’s in our rearview mirror,” Werner insisted. “We are happy with certain aspects of the new Champions League format.

“We continue to express our concerns about the football calendar and it is only going to get more complicated with the World Cup approaching (in November and December, in the middle of the European season).

“To the extent that it seems a bit more likely that five Premier League teams could be in the Champions League, that’s obviously a good thing for Liverpool.”

“But we are delighted that the group stage is only eight games instead of 10.”

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