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Report: James Milner extends contract to 2022

Liverpool midfielder James Milner has extended his Anfield stay to 2022 after agreeing on a new contract with the club that will extend his stay with the European champions beyond five seasons.

Milner, 33, joined the club on a free transfer from Manchester City back in 2015, the former England international has agreed on fresh terms with the Reds with his previous contract expiring at the end of the season.

Liverpool’s vice-captain has been one of the clubs most transformative signings since his move four years ago and has proven one of the great bargains of the Premier League era.

The former Aston Villa star has made 198 appearances for the club – scoring 25 goals whilst registering 40 assists. Since Klopp’s arrival, only Roberto Firmino has featured more for the German manager than Milner.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 07: James Milner of Liverpool during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Liverpool FC at Vitality Stadium on December 7, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Milner’s extension will swiftly put-to-bed any rumours linking the midfielder with a move away from Merseyside after it appeared the Reds No.7 may have been open to a return to former club Leeds United – should they gain promotion to the Premier League.

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Speaking to Liverpool’s official website Milner said: “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

 

“We had discussions with the club and this was obviously the ideal for me, this was what I wanted to do – stay and play at the highest level as long as I can.”

 

 

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