Liverpool will reportedly reject any offers for versatile midfielder James Milner during the January transfer window.
Having been a regular in the side – albeit at left-back – last season, the former England international has been reduced to playing a bit-part role under Jurgen Klopp this term and has accumulated just 379 minutes of action so far.
The 31-year-old proved his worth when handed a rare start on Tuesday night as he excelled in the Reds’ 7-0 thrashing of Maribor – registering an assist, completing 94% of his passes and succeeding with 67% of attempted take-ons – and that’s understood to have impressed the German tactician.
According to the Daily Mirror, Klopp firmly believes the experienced midfielder can still play an significant role his season as he attempts to deliver some silverware and is ready to rebuff any interest in the Reds no.7.
In addition, the report states that several Premier League clubs are monitoring the situation regarding Milner – who has two-and-a-half years left on his deal at Anfield – but Klopp isn’t interested in cashing in.
Despite impressing in Slovenia, Milner faces competition from the likes of Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum, Emre Can for a starting berth in central midfield and it remains to be seen of he’s included in the starting XI for this weekend’s clash against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.