Paper Talk: Key Liverpool star faces wait over new contract talks

Date published: Friday 21st September 2018 8:25

A top Liverpool star is facing an anxious wait to see if he will land a new contract, while Arsenal have joined Man Utd in the hunt for a German starlet, according to Friday’s European papers.



Liverpool are yet to open talks with veteran star James Milner over a new contract at Anfield.

The midfielder has enjoyed a stunning start to the season, playing a major role as Jurgen Klopp’s side have stormed to the top of the Premier League table and beaten PSG in the Champions League.

The 32-year-old has landed a number of man-of-the-match awards and has received rave reviews in a blistering opening to the campaign which has led to talk of the Reds finally lifting their first top-flight title in 28 years.

The former Manchester City and Aston Villa star’s current contract expires at the end of next season.

However, the Daily Mail reports that that the Merseyside club are yet to approach him about a new deal, despite rumours a one-year extension was discussed earlier this year.

There has also been talk of a potential move abroad for the former England man, while an emotional return to Leeds could also be on the cards if they secure a return to the Premier League this season.


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