Liverpool midfielder James Milner close to signing for Brighton

According to Football Daily,

Milner joined Liverpool in the summer of 2015 from Manchester City. He has been integral to their success over the years. And, despite his age, he still remains an important player for Jurgen Klopp’s team.

The 37-year-old has featured in over 320 matches for the Merseyside club and has been involved in 72 goals, scoring 26 and providing the remaining 46. As far as the ongoing season is concerned, the former City player has featured in 38 matches but has been on the pitch for just over 1,100 minutes.

His game time might have taken a hit of late, but he is still a key player because of his versatility. The 37-year-old can play anywhere on the pitch and every time an injury crisis has hit Jurgen Klopp’s men, the German manager has asked Milner to fill in.

However, it seems his time at Liverpool is about to end. Milner’s contract at the club ends in the summer and the Merseyside club are not looking to extend his stay. Brighton are well aware of the situation and are ready to push for his signatures.

The Seagulls have had a great season so far. And, their manager Roberto De Zerbi is keen on reinforcing his squad as he looks to take the next step. He wants to add more experience to his ranks and believes singing Milner could help his cause.

The 37-year-old will bring in a lot of experience and he will also bolster their midfield. His versatility will be a cherry on top for the Seagulls who want to push for the top four next season. Milner has heard a lot of praise about De Zerbi’s managerial style and how he treats his senior players.

And, it seems the Liverpool midfielder might be inclined towards a move to Brighton. However, there are a few other clubs interested in the signatures of the 37-year-old who still have a few more years left in him.

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