Merseyside club are preparing to offer James Milner a new contract. England international has been a great servant to Liverpool since 2015, showcasing his experience and versatility.
Although seen as a likely squad footballer when he joined on a free transfer from Manchester City four years ago, he has been a prominent figure, particularly under the German coach. While James may not be a fixture in the first team moving forward, Reds still see him as an invaluable man to have around.
They are reportedly “keen to reward the midfielder with an extension”, with his current contract expiring next year. The 33-year-old footballer has already put down a mark in pre-season, winning an early fitness test to prove that he is still more than a match for his partners.
The winning mentality he possesses is priceless, and while he may be turning 34 in January, he has more left in the tank than many footballers his age. Merseyside club had an excellent result in the Premier League as they finished the tournament in a second position.
Liverpool also won the Champions League final against Spurs 2-0, and it is the first title for the German manager. English club signed several footballers last summer like Naby Keita from RB Leipzig, Fabinho from Monaco, Alisson Becker from Roma and Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City.
Reds heavily linked with Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio, Ajax forward Hakim Ziyech, Lyon superstar Nabil Fekir, Leicester City attacker James Maddison, Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz and Real Betis defender Junior Firpo.