James Milner still going hard as the veteran midfielder agrees to a one-year contract extension at Liverpool

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James Milner is said to have agreed to a one-year contract extension with Liverpool, extending his stay at the club to eight years at the end of 2023.

James Milner still going hard as the veteran midfielder agrees to a one-year contract extension at Liverpool

Milner will surpass two decades of Premier League play if he stays at the Merseyside club until the end of 2022-2023, having made his Premier League debut for Leeds at the age of 16 and 309 days.

According to reports, the former England international has taken a wage reduction and turned down offers from other Premier League clubs, as well as a lucrative move to the MLS.

The arrangement is reported to have been finalized within the last 48 hours, and an official announcement is likely within the next week.

James Milner, on the other hand, is said to have taken a pay cut to stay at Anfield, and the offers he reportedly turned down were for two years rather than the one he has signed with Liverpool.

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Milner has already played in England’s top division for 19 years and seven months, having made his debut for Leeds against future club Newcastle in 2002.

Even though the midfielder’s contract was set to end in June, Jurgen Klopp is said to have assured him that he will be crucial to the Reds’ continuous success.

Milner is also far from a benchwarmer for the Champions League finalists; last season, he appeared in more than half of Liverpool’s 63 games, appearing 39 times.

The former Leeds, Newcastle, Aston Villa, and Manchester City midfielder has 588 league outings to his name, which places him fourth all-time.

James Milner still going hard as the veteran midfielder agrees to a one-year contract extension at Liverpool

In recent years, he has established a reputation as a utility player, which belies both his commitment to his team and his all-around football expertise, having covered Trent Alexander-Arnold in the middle of the park and at right-back at times.

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Milner also received an MBE from the Queen, with Gareth Bale, for his contributions to sport as part of her birthday honours tradition.

The 36-year-old has won the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, UEFA Supercup, and FIFA Club World Cup during his career at Liverpool.

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