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James Milner; £165,000 P/W

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Brilliant news this. The reds don’t let us suffer for too long do they. Fabinho after kiev, jurgs this morning and wee jimmy Milner this afternoon. 

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Would have waited towards the end of the season before giving him a deal and certainly wouldn't have given him 2 years. He's 34. Presuming with this fella from Salzburg coming in his game time will be a bit more marginalised.

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Klopp knows best.  He’s versatile and as fit as any of the team.  Knows the midfield position that plenty have struggled with.  He’s also clearly massive behind the scenes.  No brainer extension.

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Just now, RobbieOR said:

Would have waited towards the end of the season before giving him a deal and certainly wouldn't have given him 2 years. He's 34. 

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Even if he only stays one year and decides to move on for more games or to finish at Leeds etc. He deserves better than a one year deal. 

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2 minutes ago, Lee909 said:

So

Even if he only stays one year and decides to move on for more games or to finish at Leeds etc. He deserves better than a one year deal. 

 

You can't run a club like that, he's not exactly going to be broke if he has to leave on a free transfer. 

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I would have only done a 1 year, but this is good news. We need his versatility, especially at both full back positions. As long as he can keep playing there and doesn't get run ragged, he'll keep being very important.

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And if he wants to leave after a year or the club moved him on its not going to cost millions either. The fitness team still have him as the fittess player at the club. 

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Obviously a big figure in the dressing room and a role model for the kids coming through he wants to be here as he's not playing every week a complete no brainer not to offer him a new contract 

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Good grief, to listen to some you'd think Milner was clapped out. He's 33 years old. Younger than Luka Modric, who was named the best player in the world last year, and Cristiano Ronaldo, who was named the third best in the world this year.

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This is a very good move.

 

Apart from signing McAllister when he was in his mid-30s, we've always let go of our most experienced players as soon as they've said they'd prefer to play more regularly. With Milner, he'll push himself to continue being a regular with the backing of the manager and the club, but he also knows that he can't realistically expect to be playing week-in week-out. In addition to that, his influence off the pitch cannot be underestimated as I think it has a huge impact on what he and the others do ON the pitch.

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“I support the best run club in the world but I definitely have a superior opinion on club business to the people in charge. Who know all the details. And continually get these decisions right.”

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5 hours ago, Paul said:

“I support the best run club in the world but I definitely have a superior opinion on club business to the people in charge. Who know all the details. And continually get these decisions right.”

This 100%. Mad how we´ve all turned into sporting directors these days! Not gonna be breaking the bank one way or another, and if he doesn´t see out the contract, there will be a transfer fee coming in for him. Hopefully, he´ll be here til 2022 and leave even more of an imprint on the lads coming through. Chrimbo´s come early for us reds this year.

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Great news.  Great player to bring on to settle a game, and can provide attacking cover for both full back positions against 70% of the teams in this league.

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