James Milner has committed his future to Anfield after the 33-year-old signed a new-and-improved contract for Liverpool that will keep him at the club until 2022.
Liverpool’s vice-captain arrived at the club in 2015 as a free transfer from Manchester City. The former England international has since made 198 appearances for the Reds – scoring 25 goals and racking up 40 assists.
The former Aston Villa star is one of the most decorated footballers in the Premier League history. After winning two league title with the Citizens, Milner completed the collection after winning the Champions League with Liverpool in June.
Milner has been one of Liverpool’s most transformative players since Jurgen Klopp arrived in Merseyside back in October 2015. Only Roberto Firmino has featured more times under Klopp than the Reds’ No.7.
The former Leeds United midfielder has made 12 appearances for the European champions this season with the Reds currently eight points clear at the Premier League summit. Klopp’s team have made an all-but-perfect start after claiming 46 points from a possible 48.
It adds to an already momentous day for the club that saw the FIFA Coach of the Year Klopp also extend his stay with the club – his deal expiring in 2024.
There were fears that Milner could potentially leave the Reds with his previous deal expiring at the end of the season and there were rumours of him potentially making a return to Elland Road and his boyhood clubs Leeds.
However, any fears of Milner leaving the club have been swiftly put to bed and Liverpool supporters are absolutely thrilled by the news.
What a day.
— tpl (@lfcbigvirg) December 13, 2019
THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE
— 🏆6️⃣ (@chielinilookout) December 13, 2019
Boys boys…. I’m starting to think it’s a dream 🔴🔴
— SamLid (@SamdLFC) December 13, 2019
Leeds fans shaking in anger 😡
— Jim (@LFCJim7) December 13, 2019
Name me a better Christmas. Ill wait
— Jacob Elkins (@JacobBElkins) December 13, 2019
THE GOAT pic.twitter.com/JEnCl8OKFi
— LP (@peerso2001) December 13, 2019