‘He looks like he has a few more years in him’: Jurgen Klopp hints that Liverpool are in talks with James Milner over a contract extension
- Veteran James Milner’s current contract is set to expire at the end of the season
- Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hinted that the club will hand him an extension
- Milner was integral in the top flight giants’ Champions League triumph
- The German praised Milner’s contributions in the recent Carabao Cup victory
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has dropped a fresh hint that the club are locked in talks with James Milner over a contract extension.
The veteran midfielder’s current deal expires at the end of this season, and Milner had previously revealed in July that he remained in the dark over his Anfield future.
However, it is reported that the 33-year-old’s contributions to Liverpool’s Champions League triumph in the last campaign have prompted the top flight giants to retain his services.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has hinted the club are in contract talks with James Milner
In his latest press conference, Klopp emphasised the importance of Milner to his side, but was wary not to delve into specific details over a potential new deal.
He said: ‘He looks like he has a few more years in him, but contract talks, we don’t talk about here. Not even about Milner.’
The former Manchester City star had started in Liverpool’s Carabao Cup third round victory against MK Dons, and recorded a goal and an assist against the third tier outfit.
The Liverpool boss added: ‘[He is] unbelievably important to us. He is Mr Professional, that is how it is. Serious in what he does but a funny guy.
‘Against MK Dons, five kids and you have six seniors. No chance [of complacency] while Milner is there. He is a role model for the team.
Milner had scored and registered an assist in Liverpool’s Carabao Cup victory against MK Dons