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Liverpool to offer Jurgen Klopp new bumper contract

Liverpool are set to extend Jurgen Klopp’s contract following their incredible Champions League triumph.

The Anfield manager delivered the club’s sixth European Cup, their first major trophy for seven years, and guided them to a second-place finish in the English Premier League with a record runners-up points tally of 97.

Klopp, 51, has three years remaining on the six-year, £7m per annum contract he signed during his first summer on Merseyside in 2016.

Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group are reportedly keen to give him a longer deal.

Chairman Tom Werner said: ‘When the players threw Jurgen in the air on Saturday night after our victory, they were acknowledging what all Liverpool fans know- he is beloved by all who appreciate football.

‘Jurgen is a brilliant coach but just as importantly he is a humble and caring man who is happy today because he knows what Saturday meant to our supporters.’

For his part Klopp was amazed by the 500,000-plus turn-out for the team’s victory parade in the city on Sunday.

‘I don’t know exactly how many people live in Liverpool but it does not look like there is a lot of space for fans of other clubs,’ he told LFC TV.

‘It is incredible. If you are a young kid, which do you support?

‘There are not a lot of opportunities or options other than Liverpool. You see in the eyes how much it means. It is really intense.’

The German admitted he ‘loves being the Liverpool manager’ and his family are happy on Merseyside.