Former Reds boss Brendan Rodgers, who signed James Milner for Liverpool back in 2015, has explained that the ex-England international wanted to come to Anfield because he believed that would give him the best chance of winning the Champions League.
That decision, of course, has been more than vindicated: City have not looked like winning the biggest trophy in club football, while the Reds earned a sixth European Cup in Madrid back in May.
The Irish manager explained, via the Liverpool ECHO: “It’s really, really interesting because he wanted to come to Liverpool. He had won the Premier League, he had won cups.
“His whole ambition was to win the Champions League and he felt that he would have a better opportunity to win it at Liverpool.”
Milner was exceptional over the weekend as he converted a last-gasp penalty to seal a victory over Leicester City, making it 17 Premier League wins in a row for the Reds.
With his contract expiring next summer, it is surely a no-brainer for the Reds to keep him around, as long as he still wants to be at Anfield, by agreeing an extended deal with the midfielder before then.