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'Quite extraordinary': Gary Lineker reacts after seeing 'great news' for Liverpool and most of the Premier League

Gary Lineker thinks that Jurgen Klopp’s new contract for Liverpool is fantastic news for the Premier League as a whole.

Following the confirmation that the Liverpool boss had signed a new deal with the club yesterday, Lineker took to Twitter to share his reaction.

“Great news for not just LFC fans, but for most of us that watch Premier League football,” wrote the Match of the Day presenter.

“So much respect for this man. What he’s achieved is quite extraordinary. Would love to play under him. Not now, obviously, I’m 61 and really ____, but you know what I mean.”

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I’m sure there are one or two rival fans who would disagree with you there, Gary! Klopp extending his Liverpool stay will surely be greeted with dismay across Manchester and the Blue half of Merseyside.

Everyone’s so glad that Jurgen is a Red

For those who don’t have a vested interest in Liverpool failing, Klopp staying in England should be seen as a big positive.

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Along with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, he has created one of the very best football teams the country has ever seen.

The two best coaches in the game have been setting standards in the Premier League over the last five years. Their presence has undoubtedly led the English game back to the top of the pile in Europe.

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With better coaches come better players which lifts the standard of football across the league.

When two teams can serve up entertainment like the 2-2 draw at the Etihad a couple of weeks ago, why would you want them to leave?

Moreover, Klopp has long banged the drum about player welfare. His voice has been the loudest in ensuring the five substitutes rule will be reimplemented next year.

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That isn’t a Liverpool specific rule, and Klopp is a rare high-profile dissenter who isn’t shy in speaking his mind about sometimes controversial topics.

The 54-year-old is a superb ambassador on and off the pitch. Of course we’re biased, but had he walked away in 2024, the loss would have not only been Liverpool’s.

Here’s to another four trophy-laden years, Jurgen!

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