Hey Reds! The club announced on the 17th of May that James Milner will be leaving Liverpool at the end of the 2022/23 season. This will mark the end of an incredible 8-year spell playing for the Reds! It will be extremely sad to say goodbye to a fantastic player, a priceless personality, and the ultimate professional!
It is unbelievable to think Milner came to Anfield for free from Manchester City. With 618 appearances in the Premier League, the third most in the history of the league, Millie will go down as one of the greatest competitors the Premier League has ever seen. Labeled as Mr. Reliable, Milner became Klopp's go-to man both on and off the pitch. There have been countless Klopp quotes that demonstrate the admiration Jürgen has for his vice-captain.
“Nothing in the last seven-and-a-half years would have happened without James Milner.”
It's hard to believe that Milner made the move from a title-chasing Man City side to a struggling Liverpool side that finished 6th in the Premier League season before he arrived. A proven winner in the form of Milner was exactly what the Liverpool team needed to reach that next level. It's hard to put a value on Milner's impact on the club's success, but it's no consequence that the Reds won 7 major trophies since James' arrival!
James Milner is admired for much more than being an incredible footballer, so much so that he was awarded an MBE in June 2022 for his services with football and charity. The James Milner Foundation has raised over 1.5 million dollars, which has helped numerous amazing causes!
He might not have been the most glamorous signing in Liverpool's history, but you can not put a price on what James Milner brought to the club and his importance on and off the pitch. What a player. What a man. Thank you, James Milner.
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Article by Matthew Taylor
Matthew has been with the Anfield Shop since October 2021. Matt loves everything football, and everything Liverpool! He attended Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, where he played football while also achieving an undergraduate degree in Marketing and a master's in Interactive Digital Media & Communications.