James Milner hopeful of staying at Liverpool when his contract expires at the end of the season as 33-year-old midfielder says he ‘feels no different to six years ago’
- James Milner’s Liverpool contract expires at the end of the current season
- 33-year-old wants to remain at Anfield and is hopeful of a new deal
- He continues to play important role for Jurgen Klopp’s Premier League leaders
James Milner wants to stay at Liverpool beyond the end of the season when his existing contract expires.
The 33-year-old midfielder continues to play an important role in Jurgen Klopp’s team and hopes to secure a contract extension to extend his time at Anfield into a sixth season.
The former England international has played 190 matches for Liverpool since joining from Manchester City in 2015, helping them win the Champions League final earlier this year.
James Milner is hoping to extend his time with Liverpool when his contract expires next year
The 33-year-old midfielder continues to play an important role for Jurgen Klopp’s side
Milner told The Guardian: ‘My contract with Liverpool is up at the end of the season but hopefully we’ll sort something out.
‘I want to keep going as long as possible at the highest level. I still feel very good and no different to what I did six years ago.’
Milner has only started two Premier League and two Champions League matches for Liverpool this season but is often brought on by Jurgen Klopp late in matches to secure a lead.
Milner scored an important 95th-minute penalty as Liverpool beat Leicester earlier this month
Liverpool have won all but one of their 10 Premier League games so far and sit six points clear of Manchester City at the top of the table as they seek their first title in 30 years.
Milner’s best performance of the season came in the 2-1 home win over Leicester City earlier this month when he captained the side, created a goal for Sadio Mane and then scored a 95th-minute penalty.