James Milner’s contract expires at the end of next season and Liverpool should offer him a one-year extension as he still offers a lot.
Signed from Manchester City on a free transfer in 2015 by Brendan Rodgers, Milner has been great for Liverpool.
He has by no means set the world alight but he’s performed admirably in his time at the club.
It often goes under the radar but the vice-captain has been a star in Europe for the Reds. He, and the rest of the lads, might have been poor in Basel against Sevilla but until the final he was incredible.
His assist to set Dejan Lovren up for a dramatic late winner against Borussia Dortmund is one of the most underrated assists I’ve seen.
And then last season, he recorded a Champions League best tally of 10 assists in one campaign.
He beat the likes of Lionel Messi to what is an incredible statistic.
As this season has shown, with Milner making a high number of appearances from the bench and a lower number of appearances as a starter, he will need to accept a squad role to receive a new contract.
That said, with Leeds United likely to be promoted to the Premier League, Milner might be tempted to return to the club that he started his playing career with.
For Klopp, it would make perfect sense to renew Milner’s terms as he is always willing to put in the kind of work others just aren’t.
Even at the ripe old age of 33, Milner is in perfect condition to play as a Premier League midfielder.
If the former Manchester City winger wants it, Liverpool have to offer him a new deal.