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Klopp wants Milner to extend his contract with Liverpool

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has asked the club to start talks with James Milner over a new contract. (Author: Gardener)

KloppLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has asked the club to start talks with James Milner over a new contract. Milner's current contract expires in the summer and the manager is keen to have the 36-year-old in his squad next season. The ex-England international, despite his advanced years, continues to play a key role in Klopp's squad this season, making 16 Premier League appearances and four in the Champions League. Klopp is understood to be keen on the midfielder extending his stay for at least another season. "There's no chance of Milly retiring next year, he's dying to keep playing and I understand," he said on Friday. "Life after your career, if you're lucky enough to stay healthy, is a lot longer than your career so you usually extend your career as long as you can if you can play football." I think Milly will going well after his career but he obviously loves what he's doing and he'll definitely be playing football next year." Jurgen Klopp believes clubs can still benefit from keeping players into their mid-30s - giving hope for a solution for Mohamed Salah's contract impasse.The Liverpool striker turns 30 in the summer with 12 months left on his current contract.The current Premier League top scorer is believed to be looking for an enhanced £300,000-a-week contract but the Egypt international has frequently stressed that it's not about the money for him and that he would like to stay Liverpool's owners Fenway Sports Group have always been reticent end of offering lucrative contracts to players over 30, but the form Salah is showing and his superior fitness s suggests he could remain at the top level for a few more years. Salah will be the last of the famous three Liverpoolers to turn 30. Sadio Mane celebrates a similar birthday in April while Roberto Firmino turns 31 in October and both also have contracts that expire in 16 months. Klopp: Inter is Italy's best team Jürgen Klopp celebrated Inter Milan as Italy's best team ahead of the Champions League round of 16 first leg at Simone Inzaghi on Wednesday. Inter clinched the Serie A title for the first time in eleven years under Antonio Conte last season and currently lie second with a game in hand, a point behind rivals AC Milan. Ahead of the San Siro clash, Klopp said: "If we're dominant, Inter will defend quite compactly." It's Inter - they're a quality side and a manager. Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are likely to be key players for Liverpool at Milan after returning to Liverpool after their Africa Cup of Nations hardships. Both players reached the final on February 6, in which Mane scored the crucial penalty for Senegal as they beat Salah's Egypt in a penalty shootout, but were fit enough to start in Liverpool's 1-0 win over Burnley on Sunday. Klopp described the duo - who have scored nine Champions League goals this season - as "forces of nature" and said the key to their speedy return from AFCON was that "both lads don't drink alcohol at all". Klopp added: "That's the biggest problem you have when you're partying - it increases recovery time Wednesday's Champions League round of 16 game at the San Siro. 2010 European champions Inter are playing their first knockout game in a decade after finishing second in their group behind Real Madrid. "Liverpool are one of the best teams in Europe but our players deserve to play these kinds of games," Inzaghi told reporters on Tuesday. "We haven't played in the round of 16 for many years and although it will be very difficult, we will try to make it. "On paper, Liverpool are favourites, but games must be played. I ask the players to go out on the pitch and play our football with a clear mind and show our ideas. Inzaghi highlighted Liverpool's counterattack threat and praised the playing qualities full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson Inter, second in Serie A, have taken a point from their last two league games: "I'm not happy with the results, I didn't expect them," said Inzaghi. "But I think we played two great games against two great teams (AC Milan and Napoli) who will be contenders for the title along with Juventus." "We've played a lot of games lately. I always try to rotate them," said Inzaghi. Opta Stats This will be the fifth meeting between Inter Milan and Liverpool in European competition. Each of the previous four had reached the knockout stages of the European Cup/UEFA Champions League, with Inter progressing via two games in the semi-finals in 1964/65 - a year they lifted the trophy - and Liverpool coming in 2007/08 coming out of the round of 16 UEFA Champions League, 2020/21 v Atalanta and earlier this season v AC Milan – just one win short of their first 14 away games against Italian clubs in all European competitions (U3 N8). In current UEFA Champions League format (since 2003/04), Inter Milan were eliminated from two of their previous three two-legged knockout games against English opponents. All three were in the last 16, losing to Liverpool in 2007/08 and some ster United in 2008/09 , before eliminating Chelsea in 2009/10. Liverpool won both meetings with AC Milan in this season's group stage, including a 2-1 win at San Siro. 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James Milner is invaluable for sane Liverpool and could even become Klopp's successor

James Milner and Liverpool have signed for another year; That's the very least that the Elder Statesman of England footballers deserves. (Author: Gardener)

James MilnerJames Milner and Liverpool have signed for another year; That's the very least that the Elder Statesman of England footballers deserves. As they enter the final stages of their careers, the influence of professional footballers can work in mysterious ways. Better training and stamina have allowed them to stay on the pitch longer than ever before, but the game itself just keeps getting faster and faster and the passage of time can only be delayed for so long. Years of experience can add a few more feet of positional awareness and anticipation. By setting an example of best practice in the dressing room and on the training ground, they can positively influence the behavior of others just by being around them. The value of having these older heads in the dressing room doesn't seem to have escaped the very best coaches. At Manchester City, for example, Fernandinho is leaving the club this summer at the age of 37 after nine years. His playing time has become increasingly scarce in recent years, but his continued place in the first-team squad is constant proof that what matters in terms of the dressing room can sometimes be far more than meets the eye on the pitch. Compare and contrast the unity of Manchester City's goals with Manchester United's disheveled appearance in the second half of last season and the constant leaks and rumors of factionalism in the dressing room there. About forty miles up the road from Old Trafford or the Etihad Stadium, a former City player whose impact on dressing room culture is unparalleled has decided to stay for another year. James Milner occupies a unique position within football in this country. In his career, which spans 20 years after making his senior debut for Leeds United later this year, Milner has played for five Premier League clubs with considerable distinction and has aged with a level of grace unmatched by the footballer in his 30s difficult to reach is to keep in exceptional condition. He only started 14 games for Liverpool last season, including just nine in the Premier League, but it's clear Jurgen Klopp sees more in Milner's role than just what he brings on the pitch. Klopp has been effusive about Milner's fitness and role model in the past, but contract talks are always a balancing act for everyone involved. The footballer with a 20-year Premier League career probably doesn't have to worry about money, but he should be concerned about what comes next. Milner was not short of options and with Liverpool being a club trying to run themselves on the basis of financial sustainability, it may not have been easy to reach an agreement for another year that is fair to all parties. But an agreement has been reached, and it is absolutely one that suits all parties. Milner is a versatile player - Transfermarkt played him in three different positions last season, despite only appearing in 24 Premier League games and coming on as a substitute in 15 of them. That's a useful thing for a manager, especially when the manager knows the player is about as experienced and dedicated - Milner reportedly took a "significant pay cut" to stay on another year - like it is possible. So I'm grateful he took the call and agreed to give us the extra year of his amazing career.” And it has felt like James Milner has grown in respect as his career has progressed. He was remembered years ago but has taken it in good spirits and to still deliver near the top of world football is a feat worthy of respect in and of itself. Between Manchester City and Liverpool, he won the Premier League three times, the FA Cup and EFL Cup twice, the Champions League, the Super Cup, the World Club Cup and the Community Shield. He's just one Europa League (and one Europa Conference League) full house of silverware from a club career that turns 20 this year and has spanned more than 800 appearances in all competitions. After 61 appearances for England, including four major tournaments, he quit six years ago, even turning down a request from Gareth Southgate to return for the 2018 World Cup. There has even been talk of Liverpool preparing Milner as a possible replacement for Jurgen Klopp and whilst this is clearly pure speculation and likely to take years to come (Klopp recently signed an extension to his Liverpool contract until 2026) it is something that would do this... make sense. Milner will turn 40 in early 2026, while Klopp celebrated 10 years at Anfield a few months earlier. It would make more sense to follow Klopp up with Steven Gerrard based on what Gerrard can or can't achieve with Aston Villa and if there's one thing Liverpool have definitely been in recent years, it's reasonable. As such, agreeing to this contract feels like the continuation of a perfect match.


Could Liverpool quietly prepare for manager Milner?

He will enter the last six months of his contract. (Author: Gardener)

MilnerThe upcoming summer will mark the end of an era for the Reds in which sporting director Michael Edwards resigns and his assistant Julian Ward takes over the reins. Before he leaves, there are still many tasks in his and Ward's inboxes, most notably finalizing talks about a new long-term contract for Mohamed Salah. Tying the best player in the world to an extended contract would be a nice farewell gift from Liverpool's long-standing transfer figurehead, which gives Jürgen Klopp the stability to continue his development. Before that day on June 1st, however, there is another urgent problem: Milner is currently leaving the club on the same day as the sports director. The number 7 last agreed on new terms with the Reds in 2019 when he signed a two-and-a-half-year deal that should bring him through the summer of 2022. By then he will be 36 years old. Only six players left to make an appearance in the Premier League this season are older than Milner, namely Ashley Young, Fernandinho, Lukasz Fabianski, Cristiano Ronaldo, Thiago Silva and Ben Foster. Milner is already fifth on the all-time list for the top English league and before the campaign ends he will have pushed David James to fourth place. Chances are one has already been made because beneath the cloud of Salah's dwindling contract, the next move by a 35-year-old squad is unlikely to make as much headline news. So while less is being written and talked about about Milner, there may already have been indications from Anfield, Kirkby and Stadiums across Europe that he will move into a new role. That would of course be the coach Milner. It is a testament to his commitment and professionalism that the Reds' vice-captain is always present on the training ground and on match days, as his age puts stress on his body in the form of more frequent injuries. Even when he is on hiatus, Milner maintains a vocal presence in the locker room and in the stands, taking his place alongside those on the edge of the squad to encourage his teammates on the pitch. More recently it is noteworthy that he has often sat on the extended Liverpool team - those not in the dugout next to Klopp; the technical staff, analysts and fitness trainers. He also watched the U19's 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Youth League, hours before the Champions League clash at Anfield. Coincidence or not, one of the young players who should shine that day, James Balagizi, appeared in first-team training a few days later. ? Fernando Torres returned to Liverpool today as coach of Atletico Madrid U19. His presence at Kirkby that afternoon not only demonstrated his passion for the club, but also that he is clearly not a player who will simply fade away after his playing career. "You can still hear him from the stands, he's almost like a different coach," said Rhys Williams during his run for the team towards the end of last season. According to The Times' Paul Joyce, Milner was even more interested in Jones ‘development and identified certain areas where the 20-year-old should improve. And while the first team was on winter break in early 2020, the vice-captain sacrificed his free time to join the academy that was to play Shrewsbury in the fourth round of the FA Cup. "He was right behind the players, he was loud in the locker room, he was busy behind me, I could hear him," revealed Neil Critchley, who represented Klopp himself, after the 1-0 win. Milner has worked on qualifying for his coaching badges for decades, and as we age, these seem to come into play. "My title is Assistant Manager, but I think you can also give that title to James Milner," said Assistant Manager Pepijn Lijnders recently. “He's the link between this playgroup [and us] along with Hendo. Klopp himself isn't shy about praising his longtime midfielder, telling reporters in October that he was "an important player on and off the pitch". "I don't know, I say it often, I could say it a lot more often: Milly is incredibly important for this group, incredibly important," said the manager. That's not to say that Milner took a position on Klopp's staff or even in the academy by the end of his contract in 2022, but there will undoubtedly have been talks along those lines. He wouldn't be the first player to take on a coaching role at the dawn of his career, with countless examples across the English football pyramid, including at Arsenal and Chelsea. On the south coast, Brighton has even tested a new scheme in which former players take on player-coaching roles in their U23 setup, first with Andrew Crofts and currently with Gary Dicker. Most recently, ex-Man United academy Paul McShane returned to the club 15 years after joining West Brom to take on a similar role. It would be disrespectful to say that Milner is heading there in a little over seven months, as he is still a reliable option at the top level of English and European football - as already proven by seven starts this season. But both the player and the club must demand a sense of realism, and either would be foolish not to extend their club even if his body eventually gives way. "I think it would be a waste to get out of football with my luck." I was happy to share the knowledge I acquired and to help other players, "Milner told the Mail in 2020." I'm in a great football club and work with some people and you know the possibilities. The football club gives something like this so we can see what happens in the end. That says it all, and if all is well, those within the Liverpool hierarchy should agree: keep Milner the player beyond his current deal and start sowing the seeds for Milner the coach.


Dallas and Rodrigo's Raphinha frustration among Leeds United moments you missed

A round-up of hot spots and incidents you might not have caught in Leeds United's 6-0 win over Liverpool the first time around (Author: Gardener)

DallasA round-up of the hot spots and incidents you might not have caught during Leeds United's 6-0 win at Liverpool the first time around. Get the latest Leeds United news straight to your inbox every day - sign up for free email updates. Something went wrong, please try again later. Thank you for subscribing!We have more newslettersShow me Luis Diaz and Raphinha may not have a country or club in common in their pasts but the South American connection was strong as they said hello before kick-off. The jet-heeled forwards have never shared a dressing room but the Egyptian was very warm and friendly as he welcomed James to Anfield. His look at Raphinha said it all. He should never have gotten into a situation where he had to deal with Andy Robertson and Luis Diaz at the same time. One of the theories behind Raphinha's bench press over the weekend was his lack of support for the right-back behind him. That was made painfully clear when Robertson pounced on the Leeds United box while the Brazilian still sauntered back halfway. Rodrigo walked over and asked the winger his own questions as well. Joe Gelhardt probably got the biggest applause of the night from guest support. As he trotted back to his hometown to warm up in the first half, he had no doubts about how the away fans felt seeing him. A round of applause for one of the stories of the Leeds season. The enemy of my enemy is my friend As the clock struck the hour mark, Leeds fans attempted a point of unity at Anfield. 'Stand up if you hate Man U, stand up if you hate Man U!' Liverpool's support was only too obliging to join in and unite all four sides of the ground in their hatred of the red plot between them on the M62. As James Milner trotted out for his warm-up in the second half, it was interesting to watch how a distracted outside support might react to him, how a homegrown talent did good, etc. Milner was strictly professional, barely getting close enough to the visitors to really to elicit any kind of applause or acknowledgment. On his second touchline, in the 69th minute, he was alone and went to the corner flag.



Alexander-Arnold's absence for Liverpool explained as Milner fills in at right-back against Crystal Palace

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Liverpool fans say the same thing about James Milner ahead of Crystal Palace

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Alexander-Arnold's absence for Liverpool explained as Milner fills in at right-back against Crystal Palace

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Gary Lineker stunned by Liverpool's 'remarkable' unsung hero

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Liverpool star James Milner stunned pundits v Crystal Palace

James Milner stunned pundits v Crystal Palace. The veteran stepped into the side and dominated with 1sts in a number of categories.

Milner promises Alexander-Arnold 'ribbing' in brilliant Zaha, Liverpool jibe

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James Milner teases teammate after Liverpool's 3-0 win

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Milner pokes fun at Alexander-Arnold's Liverpool absence with Zaha jibe

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James Milner aims Wilfried Zaha dig as Alisson makes Liverpool exit claim

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James Milner aims Wilfried Zaha dig at Trent Alexander-Arnold after Liverpool absence

Liverpool midfielder James Milner filled in at right-back against Crystal Palace

Liverpool star Mane ‘deserves the accolades he gets’ – Milner

Senegal international Sadio Mane netted his 100th goal for Liverpool against Crystal Palace and Jamed Milner was delighted to see him achieve that milestone

Alexander-Arnold's absence for Liverpool explained as Milner fills in at right-back against Crystal Palace

Trent Alexander-Arnold's absence from Liverpool's squad against Crystal Palace has been explained, with the Reds full-back ruled out through illness.

Liverpool can solve two transfer dilemmas in January with £4m signing

Liverpool have been riddled with injuries again this season but Jurgen Klopp could be about to stumble upon the answer as Harvey Elliott steps up his return

Liverpool midfielder James Milner issues injury update

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Hugo Milner and Jess Gibbon victorious at Milton Keynes Cross Challenge

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Liverpool Midfielder James Milner Shows Injury Progress On Instagram Ahead Of Arsenal Clash

Liverpool midfielder James Milner has taken to Instagram to show the progress he is making in his recovery from a hamstring injury ahead of the clash with Arsenal next weekend.

Jonathan Woodgate reacts to Milner’s Instagram message about Leeds

Jonathan Woodgate has posted on Instagram that James Milner has had an ‘outstanding career’ after he posted about his debut for Leeds. The Liverpool player...

Forget Salah: FSG must strike a deal with LFC's "important" machine, Klopp loves him

A significant number of Liverpool players signed new contracts at Anfield over the summer, including club captain Jordan Henderson, Andy Robertson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alisson Becker, Fabinho and Virgil van Dijk among others, showing just how keen FSG were on securing their futures at the Merseyside club. One player who didn’t put pen to paper on […]

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Palace, Watford 'want Liverpool's James Milner'

Both Crystal Palace and Watford are reportedly interested in signing experienced Liverpool midfielder James Milner in the summer transfer market.

Jurgen Klopp wants James Milner to stay beyond current contract

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Liverpool urged to seal Milner deal after fresh Romano update

Football Insider has been told by Kevin Campbell that Liverpool must seal a 'huge' contract renewal for 'real star' James Milner.

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Crystal Palace interested in James Milner

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New Liverpool contract 'up to Milner' following positive talks

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MemVerge Names Sean Milner Vice President of Sales

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James Milner and Jordan Henderson classy gesture to losing Chelsea players spotted after Liverpool win

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Henderson & Milner console every Chelsea player after Liverpool's Carabao Cup penalty shootout win

The two veteran midfielders saluted their defeated opponents after an epic final

James Milner And Jordan Henderson Proved They Are World-Class Professionals Waiting For Chelsea Players

James Milner and Jordan Henderson waited for the Chelsea players as they walked down the steps after collecting their runners up medals.

Stab victim fights for life as woman arrested in attempted murder probe

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Milner & Henderson show class with gesture to Chelsea stars

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Liverpool veteran Milner tipped for new role after Klopp reveal

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