Klopp has been a transformative presence since his arrival in 2015, players, directors and supporters lining up to thank and pay tribute to his skills. Many department of the club are functioning perfectly at the same time, but Klopp has been the catalyst to bring it all together.
So sure of Klopp’s credentials were FSG a year into his reign, the company awarded him a six-year deal in the summer of 2016.
It was noted at the time Klopp has completed seven-year stints at previous clubs Mainz and Borussia Dortmund, although he said that was by coincidence rather than design.
Liverpool are desperate to ensure history is not repeated with Klopp moving on in the summer of 2022 – which would be the end of seven years’ service at Anfield
After successfully rebuilding the side in the transfer market, FSG has moved into a period of retention rather than reconstruction. The vast majority of the budget for first-team matters has been allocated on contract renewals, well over £100 million spent to keep Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino, among others, out of the clutches of European rivals.