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James Milner, Liverpool Agree to Reported 2-Year Contract Extension

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistDecember 13, 2019

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: James Milner of Liverpool during the UEFA Champions League group E match between Liverpool FC and SSC Napoli at Anfield on November 27, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images)
Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images

James Milner agreed a contract extension with Liverpool on Friday, securing his future at Anfield.

The Reds vice-captain has remained an important member of Jurgen Klopp's squad since joining on a free transfer from Manchester City in 2015.

Milner toldย the club's officialย website he was delighted to extend his stay on Merseyside:

"I've been lucky and privileged to play for this club for four-and-a-half years now, it has been an amazing time seeing how the club is changing and developing.

"I just enjoy coming into training every day, working with this group of players, this manager and coaching staff, and being part of this football club.

"We had discussions with the club, and this was obviously the ideal for me, this was what I wanted to doโ€”stay and play at the highest level as long as I can."

Liverpool FC @LFC

GET IN MILLY! ๐Ÿ™Œ Our vice-captain has put pen to paper on a deal to prolong his Reds career beyond his fifth season with the club ๐Ÿคฉ https://t.co/31W8u7oifz

James Pearce of The Athletic reported the length of the deal and praised the Reds for tying down the veteran:

James Pearce @JamesPearceLFC

The good news just keeps on coming for Liverpool........... James Milner has signed a two-year contract extension to keep him at Anfield until the summer of 2022. Such a valuable member of Jurgen Klopp's squad and a big plus to get his future all sorted out. #LFC

The 33-year-old remains one of Klopp's most versatile options, providing coverage at full-back and in midfield.

Milner has primarily been used as a substitute this season, coming off the bench eight times during his 12 Premier League appearances.

The player also featured in the club's six UEFA Champions League group games this term, with Liverpool qualifying for the knockouts as Group E winners.

The announcement comes on the same day Klopp agreed a new deal toย remainย at Anfield until 2024.