Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that the club are in talks with James Milner over a new contract.
Milner, 33, joined the Reds from Manchester City in 2015 and has become an integral part of the team both on the pitch and off.
Last season the veteran made 45 appearances for Liverpool across all competitions, helping the club to the Champions League title and a second-place Premier League finish, one point behind Manchester City.
With Milner’s current deal set to expire at the end of the season, he is free to sign a pre-contract with a new club in January.
Klopp, however, is optimistic that Milner will extend his stay at Anfield.
“Nobody is nervous, we are in talks constantly,” Klopp said. “It is really early and we have time to do things with all the players, the relationship is very trustful. We don’t hide information from them, they know always about the situation.
“He just loves what he is doing. He has gone through it all. He did it the hard way with all his clubs, Newcastle, Aston Villa and so on and then with Manchester City he was not a regular starter – he was on the bench and I am not sure if he was ever not in the squad but maybe he had that experience as well one time.”