BREAKING: James Milner signs new Liverpool deal

BREAKING: James Milner signs new Liverpool deal

Utility man James Milner has signed a new deal with Liverpool FC the club has announced.

The news comes on a day that Liverpool confirmed that they had extended the contract of manager Jurgen Klopp.

In a statement on their website, Liverpool noted: “James Milner today signed a new contract extension with Liverpool FC to prolong his successful spell at Anfield beyond five seasons.

“The No.7, who joined the Reds on a free transfer in the summer of 2015, put pen to paper at Melwood this afternoon after agreeing on fresh terms.

Privileged Milner

On his part, Milner said: “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.”

Milner has made 198 appearances for the club to date, scoring 25 goals and featuring in five cup finals, including June’s European Cup triumph in Madrid.

This season, the England man has played 21 times as Liverpool have opened up an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League and progressed to the Champions League last 16.