Liverpool ace admits new deal will be sorted ‘sooner rather than later’

Date published: Tuesday 22nd October 2019 9:05

Veteran Liverpool star James Milner is hopeful his contract situation will be sorted “sooner rather than later”.

The Reds midfielder revealed on Tuesday that he is in talks with the club over an extension of his current deal which expires in the summer.

The 33-year-old can sign a pre-contract with European clubs from January and when asked about progress on a new contract at Anfield, he said: “Who knows, you know?

“There have been talks so hopefully it gets resolved sooner rather than later.

“But at this moment I will just keep playing football as well as I can.”

Milner played a major role in Jurgen Klopp’s men winning the Champions League last season but with the Liverpool chief having so many midfield options to pick from, the former Manchester City star has been restricted to just four starts in the Premier League and Europe this term.

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Milner is expected to feature in Liverpool’s Group E game against Genk on Wednesday night and he admitted with the current competition the onus is on the players to make it harder for Klopp to drop them.

He added: “I think as a player you want to play as many games as you can.

“Every time you get that chance to go out there and perform, you need to do it to the best of your ability and make it difficult for the manager to leave you it.

“We have a strong squad of players and the competition is strong in every position and that is what we need to push each other to perform.

“Having a lot of games is what happens when you’re successful, we are lucky enough to have been that (successful) and we are still in all the trophies.

“We go out there to win every game that we can so we will try to do that.

“All the players are used to it (a lot of games), it doesn’t make it any easier, the boys with the internationals and travelling and that but we have gone the distance in this competition for a couple of years so we know what it is all about.

“We need to carry on doing that, we need to keep looking after ourselves, have the luck with injuries and things like that as well.”

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