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Liverpool have confirmed their manager Jurgen Klopp and two of his senior staff Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz have committed their future to the Reds by signing a long-term contract on Friday.

The German left Borussia Dortmund at the end of the 2015/16 season. After taking a break from management for a few months, Klopp returned to management in October. The Merseyside club sacked Brendan Rodgers last October and he will prepare for his first full season at Anfield.

Under Klopp's guidance, Liverpool have reached the Capital One Cup and the UEFA Europa League final, which they lost to Manchester City and Sevilla respectively. The Reds remain confident that the former Dortmund boss is the right man to take the club forward and have handed him a contract extension.

"Liverpool Football Club today announced Jürgen Klopp has committed his long-term future to the Reds by signing an extended contract," a statement read on Liverpool's official website.

"Klopp's senior staff Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz have also lengthened their deals to continue a coaching relationship spanning two decades.

"The move, which was initiated by the club's ownership, is in recognition of the commitment shown by the German and his staff to developing, improving and ultimately leading a football structure that will bring sustained success."

Liverpool's principle owner John Henry, club chairman Tom Werner and FSG president Mike Gordon jointly explained the reason behind handing Klopp a new deal.

"When you have an individual of Jürgen's quality in the building it makes perfect sense to secure that person for the long term. To not do so would be irresponsible," they said.

"The overriding motivation behind this decision is Jürgen's commitment to overall improvement and development. In Jürgen we have someone who is always looking ahead, always looking beyond his own wants and needs and putting the club first.

"The ideas and plans he has for the football infrastructure excite us and we believe it benefits the organisation to have Jürgen committed to Liverpool for a sustained period, to make sure he is here to oversee this development. By making this commitment to him, we are taking away any future distractions or doubt. We will move forward in partnership together, with confidence in each other and with the club's future at the forefront of every decision.

"He is a world-class managerial talent and his leadership will be critical to everything we hope to achieve in the years ahead."