Kopites have been celebrating all week. There has been contract extensions for Jürgen Klopp and James Milner, as well as The Independent reporting that Liverpool have agreed a deal in principal to sign Takumi Minamino. Reds fans will be even more excited now that Jürgen Klopp has revealed that his contract extension was related to incoming transfers.
The gaffer has extended his deal at Liverpool to the summer of 2024. In comments reported by The Evening Standard, the boss said:
“The club was asking for a while already if we could talk about an extension. In the specific moment I thought it makes sense before things are getting a bit intense. Not now, obviously, it was completely calm, as it should be…New players, when you want to bring them in, they ask how long is the manager here and stuff like that. We all wanted avoided that, it’s now done, and I’m really happy about that.”
What RTK has to say
The fact that Jürgen Klopp has felt compelled to bring forward his contract extension because of future transfers is incredibly exciting news.
The Reds signed just two youth prospects and two backup keepers over the summer. There have been rumblings of a marquee buy in the near future. With the boss now saying that there are players wanting to know how long he is there before they consider a move to Anfield, we can expect some activity.
The Takumi Minamino move is allegedly all but done, meaning the question is now: who else? It would be surprising if Minamino was the only reason that the gaffer wanted to bring forward his extension. With Jadon Sancho rumours refusing to dissipate, these latest remarks by Klopp could be an indicator of our future plans.