The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern were very impressed with the performance of James Milner against Maribor on Tuesday. Though every Liverpool player impressed, Milner’s performance was particularly spectacular, not least because he has hardly played this term. Having lost his place at left-back, the Englishman came into the midfield and led his side to a dominant win and he deserves so much credit for that.
Without doubt, he’s in with a chance of featuring for the Reds this weekend against Tottenham, but according to the Telegraph, his involvement will not stop there. The Telegraph reports that Klopp sees a role for Milner this season, and he expects him to feature more over the coming months, meaning that the German is keen to avoid a sale for the Englishman when the transfer window re-opens in January.
Given that Milner is 31-years-old, he’s in a position where he will want to be maximising his game time as his career winds down, and so an exit had been mooted by a few of the Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern. Klopp, though, clearly still rates his midfield veteran, and so perhaps a happy medium can be found between the two parties.
According to the Daily Star, Milner earns around £120,000-per-week.
One thing is for sure, if Milner continues to impress as he did against Maribor, Klopp may find it very difficult to drop the Englishman. Liverpool’s squad lacks leaders, and Milner is undoubtedly one of the most experienced and commanding players within the first team.
The Liverpool fans in the pub are hoping to see him on Sunday.
Milner may want to play every week, but that’s going to be very difficult at a top European club.
That said, Klopp is clearly keen to involve him, and he’s sure to get another look in off the back of his last performance. If he can continue to impress, he could get what he craves.
Whether he will still be a Liverpool player next season remains to be seen, though.
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