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Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekendAnd you can email Dave, tweet him or post BTL 11.57am GMTFenway Sports Group say the new Jurgen Klopp deal represents one of the “big moments” of their stewardship.Principal owner John Henry, chairman Tom Werner and FSG president Mike Gordon made this joint statement, and they really do go full American at the end …Fenway Sports Group declared their joy at the news Jürgen Klopp has agreed a contract extension and explained why they believe the decision secures the long-term development of the team… https://t.co/MM69hbDMtzWe are absolutely delighted we have been able to reach an agreement with Jürgen – as well as Peter and Pep – on extending their time with the club. As we are sure our supporters would agree, it is truly wonderful news and we are all extremely thrilled, not only professionally, but personally too. We feel this represents one of the big moments of our stewardship of Liverpool Football Club so far as we believe there is no better manager than Jürgen. The decision also keeps with the club’s overall strategy of building from a position of strength. It means Jürgen will oversee the ongoing transition from Melwood to the new Kirkby training base as the club continues to pursue a vision of being elite in all facets of the industry. It also provides us with continuity with the existing football operations management structure, overseen by sporting director Michael Edwards, whose input into the project cannot be overestimated. He has been – and will continue to be – as indispensably important as anyone else to the direction of Liverpool Football Club. In Jürgen and Michael we are blessed with world-class leadership. 11.49am GMTHere’s our story on Jurgen Klopp and his new two-year contract extension … Related: Jürgen Klopp signs Liverpool contract extension to 2024 Continue reading…