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The deal, which remains subject to a medical, will see Milner officially join us at the start of July after the final month of his City contract has expired (via Liverpool’s official website).
Pleasingly, most Liverpool fans have reacted positively to the news, no doubt spotting the obvious value in the experienced England international. Milner will hopefully provide some much needed strength to our midfield next season, particularly after the departure of Steven Gerrard, who has joined LA Galaxy.
The 29-year-old has been with City for five years, winning two Premier League titles and two domestic cups, and will now look to guide the Reds back into the Champions League places after a dissapointing 2014-15 campaign.
Milner had attracted interest from Arsenal, among others (via Evening Standard), so our supporters have every right to be delighted that our regularly bemoaned transfer committee have got this one over the line.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
James Milner !! #YNWA
— Yannick. (@YEx87) June 4, 2015
Decent first signing James Milner, just hope we carry it on with more proven players this summer
— Ryan Parkinson (@RyanParkinson22) June 4, 2015
He could be like Dirk Kuyt.. #Milner
— James McGhan (@JMcGhan94) June 4, 2015
Milner on a free.. Bargain!
— Carl Harvey (@carlharvey1992) June 4, 2015
Think Milner is a brilliant signing for Liverpool. Big loss for City, always Mr Reliable when called upon @SkyFootball
— Jamie Jones (@MrDuggzz) June 4, 2015
Welcome to Anfield James Milner!!’ YNWA
— Kris (@_LLCoolK) June 4, 2015
— Maya Mahadevan (@mayamahadevan) June 4, 2015
James Milner is a fantastic signing imo, especially on a free too
— Callum Jones (@CallumJ95) June 4, 2015
Very pleased with James Milner on a free. Would walk into our starting 11
— Anfield Road (@LFCMattH) June 4, 2015
Milner signing for Liverpool is a quality signing for them!
— Nick Dalgleish (@NickDalgleish) June 4, 2015