Liverpool are keen to offer James Milner an imminent contract extension, according to a report from The Liverpool Echo this morning.
Milner’s current deal is set to expire in the summer of 2020, and Klopp wants to hand the midfielder fresh terms to stay at Anfield, with his presence still valued extremely highly.
Even at 33-years-old, Milner managed to make 45 appearances for the Reds last season, with 31 of those being starts; his fitness levels and stamina also remain within the highest echelon of those at the club.
Although the competition in midfield is likely to be stiffer than even before, Milner is still bound to play an important role.
Despite often criticised for being uninspiring, it is difficult to find a more hardworking, trusted player than Milner, while his versatility has proved to be crucial since his arrival on Merseyside back in 2015, even playing a whole season at left-back to benefit the team. He surprised everyone during the 2017/18 campaign, where he broke the assist record in a single Champions League year, racking up 9 assists as Liverpool reached the final.
With his astonishing fitness levels and reliable presence, it is no surprise Klopp wants to retain Milner for the foreseeable future; for a manager, he truly is a dream player.