Jurgen Klopp ‘needs new Liverpool contract for James Milner’

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Jurgen Klopp 'wants new Liverpool contract for James Milner'

Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp is reportedly eager to maintain veteran midfielder James Milner on the membership for one other season.

The 37-year-old is because of turn into a free agent on the finish of the present marketing campaign and has been tipped to depart because the Reds put together for a significant midfield overhaul.

Milner is down the pecking order on the subject of begins at Anfield, however his versatility, expertise and management qualities make him a beneficial member of Klopp’s first-team squad.

The previous England worldwide has two assists underneath his belt from 32 matches in all tournaments this season, though he has solely began six video games within the Premier League.

Liverpool tied Milner all the way down to a recent one-year contract in the summertime of 2022, and in accordance with Soccer Insider, Klopp needs to sanction one other extension for the midfielder.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on March 15, 2023.

The report claims that the Reds boss has implored the board to supply Milner a new one-year contract, which might see him stay with the Merseyside giants till after his thirty eighth birthday.

Klopp would supposedly regard Milner as a “large loss” to the dressing room if he departed this summer time, however Liverpool are hopeful {that a} new deal could be struck shortly when negotiations start.

Again in January, Klopp hinted that he wished Milner to remain at Anfield for a short time longer, telling a press convention: “We’ve got completely different plans for Milly however Milly needs to maintain taking part in, and whenever you see him play the opposite evening [against Wolves] I believe everybody understands that.

“You possibly can’t choose him regular for his age. He’s 37, however he would not look a day like this when he’s in coaching. He’s an extremely necessary participant and on this recreation (Wolves) you noticed on the pitch as nicely.

“It isn’t that Milly expects to play 64 video games a season however in a 64-game season Milly could possibly be extraordinarily necessary. That’s how it’s. Milly has reached 600 video games and most of them had been for Liverpool.

Liverpool's James Milner before the match on January 22, 2022.

“Even a participant who had a number of golf equipment can find yourself at ‘his’ membership and I’d contemplate Liverpool as ‘his’ membership, and I’m fairly positive the membership ought to use his character and his mindset as a result of it’s actually particular.

“There is perhaps extra fancy gamers on the market however nobody with an analogous mindset and that makes him extremely beneficial for us. And it’s not as a result of I’m ‘too loyal’; it’s only a reality.”

Milner left Manchester City on a free switch in 2015 to hitch Liverpool, and the Englishman has since registered 26 targets and 46 assists in 321 video games for Klopp’s facet in all tournaments.

The 37-year-old grew to become solely the fourth participant to hit 600 Premier League appearances earlier this season, and he is just one away from matching Frank Lampard‘s 609, however he stays behind Ryan Giggs (632) and all-time document holder Gareth Barry (652).

Whereas Milner might keep on for one other yr, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are anticipated to go away forward of the 2023-24 season, whereas Arthur‘s mortgage deal from Juventus is not going to be made everlasting.

Regardless of their inconsistencies all through the season, Liverpool stay one of many front-runners to signal Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham, who supposedly nonetheless views Anfield as his most popular vacation spot for a summer time switch.