James Milner rejected Newcastle United and Aston Villa to stay at Liverpool for another year, GOAL reports.
Writing for the news outlet, Neil Jones says the 36-year-old told the two Premier League clubs he wanted to stay at Anfield as well as rejecting “a number of MLS clubs.”
The Englishman may not play many games for Jurgen Klopp but the German has said on many occasions how important he is to Liverpool’s operation.
On the pitch, he is limited and often prone to making rash tackles but he also brings experience, leadership and a winning mentality that not many players have innately.
Off the pitch, Milner is also important to Liverpool’s organization and helps the coaching staff keep things ticking over and much like Jordan Henderson, he’s one of the most important leaders at the club.
He joined Liverpool from Manchester City in 2015 and was handed the vice-captaincy immediately by Brendan Rodgers.
With his one-year contract extension, Milner will take his career with the Reds into an eighth year – his longest ever spell with a club.
Since arriving at Anfield, he has won everything there is to win at club level.
Milner is heading into his 20th successive Premier League season and will be keen to add to the 813 appearances he has made across his decorated career.
Hopefully, it can be a memorable one and the Yorkshireman can go out on a high as he deserves after a remarkable career.