Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has shared his delight as James Milner extended his Liverpool contract for another year.
James Milner joined Liverpool from Manchester City on a free transfer in 2015. Milner has enjoyed a successful 7 years at Liverpool winning every trophy there is to win in World football. the former England international has won the Premier League, Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup, the FA Cup, and the Carabao Cup.
Milner has made 289 appearances for Liverpool scoring 26 goals in the process.
What was Jurgen Klopp’s reaction to James Milner’s contract extension?
Speaking on Liverpool’s official website, He said: “I am delighted by this news. It’s important for us – all of us.
“A lot is often made of James’ leadership skills and his influence in the dressing room, and of course, that’s correct and justified, but nobody should overlook his quality on the pitch, where he continues to perform to a level that meant we simply couldn’t afford to lose him.
“His professionalism is the benchmark for any athlete and it’s why he sets the tone for this team with his ability and attitude.
“We had the longest campaign possible last season and Millie only got stronger and better and more influential as it went on.
“Typically, the discussions we had around extended his contract were centered on: what kind of contribution do we see him making as a player?
“My answer to him was the same I’ll share with supporters: we don’t limit it. We just want the same from him again, because that’s not possible to replace. He can still do it and we still need it
“So I’m grateful he answered the call and agreed to give us the extra year of his extraordinary career. More to come.”
Meanwhile, James Milner has also expressed his delights as he pens a one-year contract at Liverpool.
He told the Club’s official website: “I’m very pleased to be staying for another season.
“I have never taken playing for this club for granted and I never will.
“An overriding feeling for me – and a vitally important one in the process – was the belief I can still contribute to the team. The gaffer was clear about what he thought and that was a big factor in me extending my contract.
with the manager and coaches. Plus the brilliant training ground staff, who are the heartbeat of AXA. From the medical room, sports science, the kit department, nutrition, the canteen, and office staff. All people who make the team what it is.
“As long as I can still play my part, that’s not something easy to walk away from.
“Last season was extraordinary, even though it didn’t have the ending we hoped it would. But I think that will only make us all even hungrier for more success, to be honest. I felt that after the parade and that played a part in my decision-making also. It’s a unique club.
“Now this is signed, I’m already looking forward to getting back with everyone, refocusing, and going again. It’s a brilliant dressing room to be part of.”