A number of Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to react to the announcement that Liverpool made this week confirming that James Milner has signed a new contract at Anfield.
With Leeds challenging for promotion out of the Championship again this season and Milner out of contract on Merseyside at the end of the campaign, it appeared that the stage may be perfectly set for the midfielder to finish his career back at Elland Road.
The 33-year-old left the Whites 15 years ago following their relegation from the top flight. He has since gone on to enjoy an incredible career.
Milner has won every major domestic honour and added a Champions League medal to his trophy cabinet earlier this year.
And helping Leeds re-establish themselves at the highest level looked to set to provide the fairytale end to his playing days.
Leeds return on ice?
That still may happen, of course. But any hopes of Milner returning to Leeds at the end of this season have had to be put on ice.
Liverpool confirmed on their official website this week that the stalwart has signed a new contract. And the news has, understandably, been met with plenty of disappointment amongst the Leeds fans.
Some fear that he may never play for the Whites again. He will be 36 when his new deal expires, and some fans are concerned that the boat may be missed.
Here is how some of the Leeds supporters reacted to the announcement…
— Andrew 💙💛 (@andrew_farnaby) December 13, 2019
So Milner to Leeds out of the question for next season with him signing and new 2 year deal it’s a shame although doesn’t mean it won’t happen but makes it slightly unlikely
— James (@jimmy_L_UFC) December 13, 2019
Milner is never coming home, is he? #lufc
— Jake Porritt (@JakePorritt) December 13, 2019
Milner breaking Leeds hearts
— LUFC Supporter (@LUFCSupporter) December 13, 2019
Like Milner was going to turn down a new contract offer 😐 #LUFC
— David is backing Lisa Nandy (@BilliardsCue) December 13, 2019
Milner will never play for Leeds again that’s quite obvious. He will be 36 when his new contract expires.
— Royes (@SteffensenRoy) December 13, 2019