Just nine months after Jurgen Klopp arrived at Liverpool on a three-year deal, he was given a extension to his contract which runs until 2022.
That decision came after a promising six months in charge for Klopp. Liverpool progressed to two finals. Though, they would lose both, the League Cup final against Man City and the Europa League final against Sevilla.
In an interview with Jonathan Northcroft for the Sunday Times, former Liverpool midfielder Didi Hamann called the decision to give Klopp a six-year deal 'absolute madness'.
I like Klopp, but you know they lost two finals, so I'd be careful. I wouldn't have given him a six-year contract. I think that's absolute madness. He's got six years left now. They lost to Southampton (in the League Cup semi-final) so that's another year gone (without a trophy). They may not finish top four.
Hamann, who disclosed his ambition to become a director of football in the interview, also added that Liverpool looked like 'boys' last weekend compared to Chelsea's 'men'.
When I watched them the other day against Chelsea, to me it looked like a team with purpose, a bunch of men - against boys who like to play. Chelsea were the grown-up team. This is where Liverpool need to improve. They need some game intelligence, some nous, and if they don't develop that they need to bring someone in.