Jose Mourinho and Frank Lampard react to Jurgen Klopp's contract extension at Liverpool
Jose Mourinho and Frank Lampard react to Jurgen Klopp's contract extension at Liverpool
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Jose Mourinho and Frank Lampard react to Jurgen Klopp's contract extension at Liverpool

After Jurgen Klopp extended his contract at Liverpool, Jose Mourinho and Frank Lampard have both congratulated the German tactician.

Klopp has enjoyed huge success at Liverpool in recent years, winning the UEFA Champions League crown last season and guiding the team to a runner's up finish in the league, a point behind champions Manchester City.

Liverpool announced on Friday that Klopp had committed his future to the Reds until 2024 with the club having a real chance of ending their league title drought this season.

Speaking ahead of Chelsea's clash against Bournemouth, Lampard congratulated Klopp, "Liverpool are a huge rival. What Jurgen has built has been incredible. Congratulations on the contract, it is fully deserved.

"We have so many great managers in the Premier League. I love going up against the top managers so I’m pleased, not disappointed. It is a challenge for us to bridge that gap."

Mourinho insisted that the contract extension is beneficial for Klopp, Liverpool and the league, "I think it means that they are all happy. Jurgen is happy because if he’s not he doesn’t sign.

"And they are happy because if they are not happy they don’t give him a new contract. But obviously I think great news for the Liverpool fans because they love him, for the players, because it looks clear that they like each other and the relation is very good.

"And good news for the Premier League because we want to have the best players, the best coaches and he’s one of the best. It is positive news for everyone."

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