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James Milner extends Liverpool contract until 2022

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Liverpool vice-captain James Milner has signed a new contract with the Merseyside club, keeping him at Anfield until the summer of 2022.

The versatile 33-year-old, who joined on a free transfer from Manchester City in 2015 and has made 198 appearances, follows manager Jurgen Klopp in penning a new deal and is now set to stay at the club until he is 36.

Milner, who Klopp described as a “role model” in September, helped Liverpool win the Champions League last season and recently urged his team-mates to keep the “pedal down” in their quest for the Premier League title this term, with the club currently topping the table by eight points.

“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,” Milner told Liverpool’s official website.

“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.

“We had discussions with the club and this was obviously the ideal for me, this was what I wanted to do – stay and play at the highest level as long as I can.

“Liverpool is an unbelievable place to be and we’re a very, very good football team and hopefully we can keep improving.

“Obviously the gaffer waited to sign his dependent on whether I signed mine, so that makes me a feel bit more important!”

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