The 28-year-old has made 283 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 24 goals, since arriving from
He took over the
With the deal reported to be for five years, Klopp hailed
“It is fantastic news, but should not be a surprise to anyone – he is perfect for us, and we for him, I think,” Klopp said.
“You can tell through his actions on and off the pitch, he treats representing our badge and our shirt as a privilege.
“He takes nothing for granted and strives to learn and be better for his team at all times.
“He carries a lot on his shoulders that people on the outside won’t see, but he embraces that responsibility and that leadership.
“He is our ‘General’, and I trust him completely.”
After being rested following
“It doesn’t seem like too long ago when I signed my first one – it feels like yesterday, really – but a lot has happened since then,”
“I feel it’s been a progressive journey for me throughout my time here, and one I’ve enjoyed so much.
“There is no other place in the world I would rather play football. I want to be here for as long as I can be.
“I’m so privileged to have been a part of this club for so long, and hopefully even longer now.”
I couldn’t be happier to have dedicated my long term future to this great club. I’ve loved every minute of my time at Anfield so far and have already made memories to last a lifetime but I’m convinced the best is yet to come.I love this club and I can’t wait for the future. #YNWA pic.twitter.com/jcSpLRu1Nl