Liverpool FC have retained the services of James Milner for another year. The club stated this on their website: “James Milner has signed a new contract extension with Liverpool FC.
“The vice-captain, who joined the club in 2015, is set to remain with the Reds for a further season having agreed fresh terms beyond the expiry of his previous deal this summer.”
The gaffer Jurgen Klopp had this to say about the deal to Liverpoolfc.com: “I am delighted by this news. It’s important for us – all of us.
“A lot is often made of James’ leadership skills and his influence in the dressing room, and of course that’s correct and justified, but nobody should overlook his quality on the pitch, where he continues to perform to a level that meant we simply couldn’t afford to lose him.
“His professionalism is the benchmark for any athlete. And it’s why he sets the tone for this team with his ability and attitude.
“We had the longest campaign possible last season. And Millie only got stronger and better and more influential as it went on.
“Typically, the discussions we had around extending his contract were centred on: what kind of contribution do we see him making as a player?
“My answer to him was the same I’ll share with supporters: we don’t limit it. We just want the same from him again, because that’s not possible to replace. He can still do it and we still need it.
“So I’m grateful he answered the call and agreed to give us the extra year of his extraordinary career. More to come.”