The Lowdown: Milner out of contract
The 36-year-old has been a magnificent signing for the Reds after joining on a free transfer from Manchester City back in 2015.
Milner has brought all the professionalism, versatility and consistency that you expect from him, and his influence has undoubtedly played a part in Liverpool winning the Champions League and Premier League, among other trophies.
The veteran midfielder’s current deal expires at the end of the season, however, and he is yet to decide whether or not he will remain at Anfield moving forward.
The Latest: Robinson backs new deal
Speaking to Football Insider, Robinson talked up the idea of his former Leeds United teammate extending his stay at Liverpool:
“Milner is an example to all young, aspiring footballers. He shows you how to look after yourself, keep fit and play at the top level for your entire career.
“I think he will sign another contract. I think he is capable of playing for at least another year.
“He is not just there for his leadership and experience. He showed against Newcastle that he still has a lot to give on the pitch as well. I don’t think he’s covering any less ground than he did in the past. He is still making tackles and spotting key passes. Everything is what you would expect.
“I would be surprised if he doesn’t play more than one more season for Liverpool.”
The Verdict: One more year?
At 36, some could be forgiven for wanting Milner to move on, but he is still such an effective squad member for Liverpool, both on and off the pitch – Gary Lineker rightfully hailed the player as a ‘remarkable professional‘ earlier this season.
The leadership that he possesses in the dressing room is priceless, ensuring everyone around him raises their level, and his fitness levels mean he has the body of a younger player.
For that reason, it makes complete sense for Milner to sign a one-year extension until the end of next season, at which point he could arguably retire and join Klopp’s coaching team.
In other news, Liverpool have been boosted by a fresh transfer update. Read more here.
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