Brighton set to sign Liverpool midfielder James Milner on a free transfer this summer
Even though Jurgen Klopp wants to keep him, Liverpool midfielder James Milner, whose contract is set to expire at the end of the season, has not been presented with a new deal. Milner is 37 years old.
David Ornstein of The Athletic said: "Brighton have evaluated the matter internally and are determined to bring Milner to the Amex Stadium."
There are reports suggesting that Burnley, who have recently earned promotion, are also interested in acquiring the services of the English midfielder. Notably, Milner had played alongside Burnley's manager, Vincent Kompany, during their time at Manchester City.
Back in March, Klopp told reporters that Milner was keen to continue playing at the highest level, referring to him as an "incredibly important player".
"We have different plans for Milly but Milly wants to keep playing," said Klopp. "When you see him play the other night I think everyone understands that. You can't judge him normal for his age. He is 37, doesn't look a day like this when he is in training.
"He is an incredibly important player and in this game (Wolves) you saw on the pitch as well. It is not that Milly expects to play 64 games a season but in 64 games a season Milly could be extremely important. That is how it is. Milly has reached 600 games and most of them for Liverpool.
"Even a player who had a few clubs can end up at his club and I would consider Liverpool as his club and I am pretty sure the club should use his character and his mindset because it is really special.
"There might be more fancy players out there but no one with a similar mind-set and that makes him incredibly valuable for us. And it is not because I am too loyal. It is just a fact."