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Liverpool midfielder James Milner’s contract expires this summer and Jurgen Klopp wants the 36-year-old to be included in his squad next season. Milner has made 16 Premier League appearances so far this season. Jurgen Klopp has named Inter Milan as the best team in Italy ahead of the Champions League match.

Liverpool have been training before flying to Italy for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Inter Milan

Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp wants James Milner to stay beyond his current contract

Liverpool midfielder James Milner’s contract expires this summer and Jurgen Klopp wants the 36-year-old to be included in his squad next season. Milner has made 16 Premier League appearances so far this season. Jurgen Klopp has named Inter Milan as the best team in Italy ahead of the Champions League match.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has asked the club to discuss a new contract with James Milner.

However, discussions with Milner’s representatives have yet to take place, indicating a number of reports of Milner making an offer to him on Tuesday.

Milner’s current contract expires in the summer and the manager wants the 36-year-old to be included in the squad for next season.

The former England national has continued to play an important role in Klopp’s squad this season despite his old age, appearing in 16 Premier League and 4 Champions League appearances.

It is understood that Klopp is eager to have the midfielder extend his stay at least one more season.

“There’s no chance Millie will retire next year. He wants to keep playing and I understand,” he said.

“If I can play football, I extend my career for as long as possible, because life after a career is much longer than a career when I am lucky enough to stay healthy.

“I think Milly will be fine after his career is over but he clearly loves what he does and he will definitely play football next year.”

Klopp emphasizes the value of experience

Jurgen Klopp believes the club will still have the advantage of retaining players in their mid-30s. This could offer hope for a resolution to Mohamed Salah’s contract deadlock.

The Liverpool forward will turn 30 this summer and have 12 months left on his contract.

The Premier League’s current top scorer is known to be looking for an improved contract worth over £300,000 a week, but the Egypt national has often emphasized that it’s not about the money and that he wants to stay.

Liverpool owner Fenway Sports Group has always been reluctant to offer lucrative deals to players over the age of 30, but Salah’s form and his superior stamina will allow him to continue at top level for years to come. suggests that there is

Salah will be the last of Liverpool’s famous forward three to turn 30. Sadio Mane has a similar birthday in April, while Roberto Firmino turns 31 in October and both have contracts expiring in 16 months.


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Klopp: Inter is the best team in Italy
Jurgen Klopp welcomed Inter Milan as Italy’s best team ahead of the Liverpool Champions League round of 16 first leg match against Simone Inzaghi’s side on Wednesday.

Inter won their first Serie A title in 11 years under Antonio Conte last season and are now in second place, one point behind rivals AC Milan, which are one game away.

Inter Milan Fact File
Inter Milan advance to the Champions League round of 16 for the first time in 10 years after being eliminated from the group stage in each of the last three seasons. This time, they finished second in Group D with 10 points, behind Real Madrid.

Inter are the top scorer in Serie A this season and have 21 league goals between strike duo Lautaro Martinez and Edin Dzeko, who have scored in each of their last 3 matches against Liverpool. Moreover, only Napoli conceded fewer goals than Inter in Serie A this season. The champions are led by Simon Inzaghi, who left Lazio last summer to replace Antonio Conte.

Inter last met Liverpool in 2008, with Rafael Benitez leading the Premier League home and away win 3-0 on aggregate in the Champions League round of 16.

Ahead of the clash at San Siro, Klopp said: “If we dominate, Inter will defend quite compactly.

“It’s Inter. The best team and manager. They were champions last year and I think they’re the best team of the year when you consider everything about the other teams.

“He looks strong, he is creative on the pitch, he is organized and well-trained. The individual has a lot of character and he has to show the highest level of performance to seize the opportunity.”

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are likely to become Liverpool’s key players after returning from the African Cup of Nations.


Simone Inzaghi is bullish about Inter’s chances

Liverpool team news
Captain Jordan Henderson is the right fit for a move to Milan for Liverpool’s Champions League round of 16 first leg against Inter. The midfielder suffered a knee injury during Sunday’s game against Burnley, but will be flying with the rest of his team.

Luis Diaz, who signed in January, has been added to the squad and could make his European debut at San Siro.

Interim Liverpool squad: Alisson, Kelleher, Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Robertson, Gomez, Matip, Chimicas, Fabinho, Henderson, Thiago, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Keita, Morton, Elliot, Salah, Firmino , Jota, Manet, and Diaz.

Both players advanced to the finals on February 6th. Mane scored the winning goal for Senegal after defeating Salah’s Egypt in a penalty shootout, but was healthy enough to start on Sunday in Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Burnley.

Klopp described these two players as “a force of nature”, who have scored nine goals in the Champions League this season, and said the key to a quick return from AFCON is “both boys don’t drink at all”.

Klopp added: “The biggest problem you have with celebrating is prolonging your recovery time. They got hit the day after the game.

“Both are forces of nature and I hope they stay like this forever. They recover very quickly and I’m not surprised by that.”

The view from the Intercamp

Inter Milan manager Simone Inzaghi has ranked Liverpool as one of the best teams in Europe, but I think they have qualities comparable to Liverpool in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 in San Siro on Wednesday.

The 2010 European champions Inter are playing their first knockout game in 10 years after finishing second in Group Stage behind Real Madrid.

“Liverpool are one of the best teams in Europe, but our players deserve a game like this,” Inzagi told reporters on Tuesday.

“We haven’t made it to the round of 16 in years and it will be very difficult, but we will try to make it.

“On paper, Liverpool are my favorite, but they have to play. I will ask the players to go to the stadium and play our football with an open mind and show our ideas. Determination will make the difference.”

Inzagi cited Liverpool’s counterattack threat and praised the playmaking skills of fullbacks Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson.

Serie A second-placed Inter have one point from their last two league matches.

Inzaghi said: “I was not satisfied with the result and did not expect it. “But I think we had two great matches with Juventus against two great teams (AC Milan and Napoli) who will be title contenders.”

Edin Dzeko is expected to start alongside Alexis Sanchez and Lautaro Martinez.

“I’ve played a lot of games recently. Two training sessions left. A striker will serve as a serve. I’ll make the final decision today or tomorrow. I always try to replace them,” Inzaghi said.

Opta Statistics
This is the fifth time Inter Milan and Liverpool face off in a European competition. The previous four teams were each in the knockout stage of the European Cup/UEFA Champions League, with Inter going two-legged in the 1964-65 semi-finals. From the 2007-08 season round of 16
Liverpool have won their last two away matches against Italian opponents in the UEFA Champions League, beating Atalanta in the 2020-21 season and AC Milan earlier this season. This is only one less win than managed in their first 14 away matches against the Italian team in all European competitions (D3 L8).
In the current UEFA Champions League format (since 2003-04), Inter have been eliminated in two of their previous three second-leg knockout matches against England. All three players reached the round of 16, losing to Liverpool in 2007-08 and Manchester United in 2008-09 and beating Chelsea in 2009-10.
Liverpool have won both their meetings with AC Milan in the group stage this season, with a 2-1 win over San Siro. In the same European Cup/UEFA Champions League campaign, the only team to win against both AC Milan and Inter Milan was Tottenham in the 2010-11 season, led by Harry Redknapp.

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