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Liverpool announces a long-term extension for coach Jurgen Klopp

BASEL, SWITZERLAND - MAY 18: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp encourages the fans during the UEFA Europa League Final match between Liverpool and Sevilla at St. Jakob-Park on May 18, 2016 in Basel, Switzerland. (Photo by Chris Brunskill Ltd/Getty Images)

BASEL, SWITZERLAND - MAY 18: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp encourages the fans during the UEFA Europa League Final match between Liverpool and Sevilla at St. Jakob-Park on May 18, 2016 in Basel, Switzerland. (Photo by Chris Brunskill Ltd/Getty Images)

LIVERPOOL, England -- Liverpool says coach Jurgen Klopp has signed a new ''long-term'' contract with the English Premier League club, reportedly keeping him at Anfield until 2022.

Liverpool made the announcement on Friday without disclosing the length of the deal. British media reported it was a six-year contract.

Klopp joined Liverpool only in October.

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John Henry, Liverpool's principal owner, says not giving Klopp an extended deal would have been ''irresponsible.''

Klopp said he already had an ''incredible'' connection to the club.