Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign 29-year-old midfielder James Milner from Manchester City on a free transfer, as per BBC Sport. The England international is expected to join the Anfield outfit – subject to a medical – when his contract expires at the Etihad on the 1st July.
Milner joins the club after a disappointing domestic season under Manuel Pellegrini. On an individual level the former Aston Villa man emerged as one of his side’s top performers- he played 24 times, with seven assists. Nonetheless, his efforts were not enough to prevent a trophy-less season for the blue side of Manchester.
At Liverpool, given a run of games, Milner will be a capable man in the centre of the park, providing the added energy and experience, to make up for the impending departure of captain Steven Gerrard. Considering Milner has won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and the League Cup during his five years at City, he is certainly well qualified for the role.
Here’s how twitter reacted to the Manchester City midfielder’s Liverpool switch:
James Milner is a class signing for Liverpool
— George Galpin (@GGalpin95) June 4, 2015
James Milner will be a fucking class signing for Liverpool, not many players in the prem as versatile and as multitalented him @MannySparxPD
— Haych (@HarvSanderson) June 4, 2015
James Milner is so underrated
— tg (@tyler_fearnside) June 4, 2015
Any Liverpool fan that doesn't see the James Milner signing as a good thing, frankly doesn't understand football.
— Salim Kassam (@msalimkassam) June 4, 2015
When Liverpool fans thought they were going to buy Memphis Depay but ended up with James Milner ?
— MM (@mmamaniat94) June 4, 2015
Gutted that James Milner has left City
— Freddie Hughes (@FredJackHughes) June 4, 2015
One positive for James Milner at least he will be an automatic pick for England now! #mcfc
— Marko (@SopranoCrew) June 4, 2015
Good signing that James Milner on a free transfer good player works his bollocks for the team #LFC
— Anthony Daly (@adaly1892) June 4, 2015
Glad we've got james Milner :) good signing!
— Chris Pullin (@ChrisPullin6) June 4, 2015
James Milner is a top signing for Liverpool. Better than the shit they've wasted money on in last year or so
— Jamie (@thejamieherd) June 4, 2015
James Milner takin a pay cut so he can actually get some game time.. Respect! Any other player would have took the money..
— Callum (@thewilson91) June 4, 2015