Liverpool midfielder, James Milner, has admitted that he is unsure what might be round the corner when discussing a potential return to boyhood club, Leeds United.
The Reds midfielder was speaking to Sky Sports about his career and what the final few years might have in store.
Milner, who is now 34, is still part of Jurgen Klopp’s plans at Anfield after proving to be a valuable and versatile member of the squad at Anfield.
And while he remains happy on Merseyside, the former Newcastle, Villa, and Leeds man has conceded that a return to Elland Road is not something that’s completely off the table.
“You never know in football, what’s around the corner, but I just want to contribute and win as many trophies as I can for Liverpool and add to the great history here.
“It seems a long time ago since I pulled on that shirt, you look back at photos and see how big the shirts were back then. Plenty has changed since then, unfortunately, I was part of the team that got relegated and they haven’t come back and recovered just yet. It would be great to see them back next season and their fans are incredible as well.”
While Milner is obviously being coy over his future, it is apparent that he does hold Leeds very close to his heart.
He broke into the team at Elland Road as a 16-year-old, becoming the youngest Premier League scorer back in 2002, before James Vaughan at Everton usurped him.
Milner has plenty left in the tank, but Leeds won’t leave it too late – TBR View
The fairytale story is there when it comes to James Milner and Leeds United. The problem, however, is if Marcelo Bielsa could find a place in the team for him.
He’s 34 now, and while we all know how fit and well-conditioned he is, Leeds won’t wait forever.
In an ideal world, he’d sign this summer when Leeds go up. His experience, knowledge, and ability in the Premier League would help the club massively upon their return.
But that’s not going to happen you’d assume, so it looks like the ship might well sail in the end with this one.