Liverpool scramble to improve key man's £6m-a-year deal as suitors circle - report
By Coral Barry
Liverpool are preparing a new deal for Jurgen Klopp after an impressive first season in charge at Anfield, according to a report.
Klopp took Liverpool to two cup finals despite only taking over in October and club owners Fenway Sports Group are said to be keen to tie the German down to a new deal.
The Daily Mail claim talks have already begun between the Reds boss and the club as fears mount the sought-after coach could be poached.
It is believed Klopp earns somewhere in the region of £6million a year at Liverpool and that figure is set to be increased by the new deal.
Liverpool handed Klopp a three-year deal last October with an option for a further 12 months, but the club are keen to negotiate a new long-term deal as well as offer a wage boost.
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Klopp is currently preparing his squad for their pre-season opener against Tranmere on Friday night.
It is claimed that Liverpool fear Klopp’s excellent season has attracted the gaze of some of Europe’s biggest clubs as well as national sides currently without a head coach.
In other Liverpool news, the Reds are set to do battle with Napoli for three players this summer.