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Left-back has five-year contract with Liverpool - report

By Dominic Toner

Liverpool ace James Milner is under contract at Anfield until 2020, according to a report.

The Sun report that the 31-year-old signed a five-year deal with the Reds when he joined in 2015, despite the length of his contract never being revealed when he completed a move from Manchester City.

It is said the converted left-back could end up playing for five years with the Merseyside club, which is the same amount of time he spent at former side Manchester City.

Milner has become an important player for Liverpool since his arrival and is a central midfielder by trade.

However, he has been used at left-back throughout this season by Jurgen Klopp and made the new position his own.

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The versatile ace lined up for Liverpool at the weekend as they earned a 1-1 draw away to Man City at the Etihad Stadium.

Milner scored his seventh goal of the season against his former side and helped the Reds maintain their fourth-placed position in the Premier League table.

He has netted all seven goals from the penalty spot this campaign and has not been on the losing side when he has scored.

Jurgen Klopp has decided to turn to Milner this season after concerns over natural full-back Alberto Moreno, who has been on the fringes of the squad next season.

Milner could be back into contention for a central midfield role next season if Liverpool pursue a new left-back in the summer transfer window.

In other Liverpool transfer news, the odds have been slashed on a proven Premier League performer joining the club in the summer.

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