Exclusive: A Liverpool favorite has been urged to take a wage reduction in order to stay at Anfield.


According to Football Insider, Liverpool have told James Milner that if he wants to sign a new deal with the club, he must accept a pay cut

The 37-year-current old’s contract is set to expire this summer, but the Reds are working on a new agreement for the experienced midfielder.


According to Football Insider sources, Jürgen Klopp is urging the Liverpool board to offer Milner a new one-year contract.

Klopp believes Milner’s experience, leadership, and presence in the dressing room are critical to Liverpool’s positive mood and wants to keep him at Anfield for another year.

Milner’s earnings were reportedly reduced to about £60,000 per week on his last contract extension, but another year at Anfield will need him to reduce that amount even further.

This season, Klopp heaped praise on Milner, calling him a “role model” and claiming that the club’s recent success would not have been possible without him.


“He’s a role model,” Klopp remarked. “I’ve told him, and I can tell the rest of the world, nothing we’ve accomplished in the previous five years would have happened without James Milner, it’s that simple.”

Milner joined Liverpool as a free agent in 2015, during Klopp’s first transfer window as manager, and has since helped the team win the Premier League, Champions League, EFL Cup, and Club World Cup.

He has made 321 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 26 goals and assisting 46 others.

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