News and Transfers: Klopp Handed New Contract; Southampton In For £11 Million Liverpool Euro Star

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Wales Training Session and Press Conference
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It’s nearly the weekend and Klopp has signed a new six year contract. What more could you ask for?

I realise that asking a fan-base as greedy and entitled as Liverpool’s what more is needed is a bad idea. Somewhere, Joe Soap is reading this and thinking while it’s nice that one of the best managers in the world but it would be if we signed Marco Reus.

I hate to break it to you, Joe, but we’re never going to sign Marco Reus.

Today, Liverpool’s official website broke the news that Klopp and his close assistants, Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz have signed on for another six years.

I particularly like this quote from FSG on Klopp signing a new contract:

“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.

We have Klopp for another 6 years. Joe, we may not be signing Marco Reus but I wouldn’t rule out Klopp replicating his developmental success and finding a player as talented as Reus and nurturing him into a world class attacking talent.

Elsewhere, Joe Allen’s highly impressive tournament in France with Wales at the European Championships has attracted a lot of interest from several clubs.

Liverpool have already rejected a bid from Swansea City for the Welsh midfielder and it would appear that Premier League rivals, Southampton are ready to take action to bring Allen to Southampton. The Saints have recently sold Victor Wanyama to Tottenham Hotspur.

The Telegraph, claim Southampton are very keen to bring Allen to St. Mary’s but would it be wise to sell while Liverpool are so short on holding midfielders? I think, given Allen’s form for Wales, that he has earned himself a place at Liverpool next season.

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Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.

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