Werner, part of the US-based Fenway Sports Group that owns Liverpool, believes the winning mentality created by Klopp since he took charge in 2015 will keep the team hungry for more success next season.
“I have such fondness for them as individuals off the pitch. They’re humble, they’re kind, they enjoy each other’s company. You could see that in the videos when they were all celebrating.
“It’s a lot to ask them to stay at this extraordinary level but it is our goal to continue to play with this quality.”
Werner heaped praise on Klopp for rescuing Liverpool from mediocrity, but stopped short of rating the German alongside the club’s iconic former managers Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley.
“I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing or watching the great football of (Bill) Shankly and (Bob) Paisley, so I don’t really want to compare Jurgen to previous managers,” said Werner, who has been chairman of the Merseyside club since 2010.
“Our dream was to just become top four and make it to the Champions League.
“He has just created such an atmosphere at Liverpool that there’s no alternative except to win. He has created such an atmosphere.
“One of the things that I’m just joyful about whenever I watch the team is how many players contribute.” – AFP