Liverpool midfielder, James Milner has agreed on a contract extension to stay at the Premier League leaders until 2022.
The 33-year-old joined the Reds on a free transfer from Manchester City in June 2015. Milner is in the final season of his present deal.
He won the Champions League with Liverpool last season. Additionally, he added a Super Cup winners’ medal in August.
Appointed vice-captain shortly after his arrival, Milner was integral to Liverpool’s return to Champions League football under Klopp.
“I’ve been lucky and privileged to play for this club for four-and-a-half years now. It has been an amazing time seeing how the club is changing and developing.”
“I enjoy coming into training every day, working with this group of players, manager and coaching staff and being part of this football club.”
“This was ideal for me. To stay and play at the highest level as long as I can.” Said Milner
“There is a long, long way to go. But we will keep striving to keep improving and getting success for this club.”
Milner’s contract extension was announced the same day Manager Jurgen Klopp signed a new deal of his own until 2024.
Milner quipped, “Obviously, the gaffer waited to sign his dependent on whether I signed mine. So, that makes me feel a bit more important.”
The midfielder made 198 appearances for Liverpool and scored 25 goals. He also featured in five cup finals.
Milner has also played 21 times this season as the Reds have opened up an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League and progressed to the Champions League last 16.
He, however, feels there is much more to accomplish. He is therefore delighted to confirm a new deal that ensures he can continue to contribute.