Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he signed his new contract at Liverpool in large part due to his wife's affection for the club and for the city.
The German put pen to paper on a new deal on Thursday to extend his stay at Anfield beyond 2024. It comes with Klopp having led the Reds to a period of astonishing success since he took over seven years ago.
Liverpool are again challenging for the Premier League title and are attempting to win a historic quadruple. Klopp's new contract represents a huge boost, given that he is widely regarded as one of the best managers in the world.
In addition to club chiefs, who pushed for Klopp to extend his stay at the Reds, it appears that supporters have someone else to thank for his new deal. According to the German boss himself that person is his wife Ulla, who pushed for him to pen the extension.
"I stay for another two years… and not only me. No, all my coaches will as well, which is the most important actually. Why? Is now the question. Because Ulla wants to stay and as a good husband what are you doing when your wife wants to stay? You are staying," he told a video on Liverpool's Twitter account.
Klopp would later reveal how his wife came to convince him to sign the contract while they were at home. And it was her insistence that she loved life in Liverpool that led to Klopp agreeing his new deal.
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"The most important contract I signed in my life was the one with Ulla. That's where it started again. We sat in the kitchen at the table and Ulla said, 'I can't see us leaving in 2024.' And I was like, 'What?!'" he told Liverpool's club website.
"That's how it all started and when that started I thought 'let's have a think'. Ulla, she just loves it here. If she would say, 'Honestly, I love the football and I love watching it but I actually want to go home', then we would go, that's the truth. She started it and here we are."
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