Liverpool face Belgian side Genk in the Champions League on Wednesday night. The Belgian champions are bottom of the group with one point, the Reds are currently second with three. The squad have arrived in the city for the tie and the club’s press conference has been given. James Milner and Jürgen Klopp took questions from the gathered press and there was a revelation sure to put a smile on the Kopites’ faces. James Milner confirmed there have been talks about a contract extension at Liverpool.
Milner arrived at Anfield from Manchester City on a free transfer in 2015. The journeyed former England international has been crucial to Jürgen Klopp’s squad since his arrival. He has filled in in any position asked of him and provided much needed experience to a youthful squad. Whether hounding the opposition in midfield or stopping tricky wingers at full back, Milner has been sensational for the Reds.
Milly will turn 34 in January and his contract with Liverpool expires in the summer. There has been much talk about his future at Anfield, with some suggestions he could join his boyhood club Leeds United on a free if they were promoted at the end of the season.
During a pre-match press conference ahead of the Red’s tie with Genk, broadcast on the club’s official site, Milner was asked about his future at Anfield. The versatile midfielder told the press “who knows? There have been talks, hopefully it gets resolved sooner rather than later”.
James Milner confirming that there have been contract extension talks with Liverpool is great news. Whilst he will turn 34 soon, he certainly doesn’t act like hit. Despite his age he is the fittest player in the Reds squad and will prove vital when blooding young players and challenging on all fronts.