22 Apr 2023
James Milner has said that he is "fortunate" to be at a club like Liverpool and that he may continue playing football beyond this season.
The 37-year-old made it clear in a statement after receiving an MBE on Tuesday at Windsor Castle that he is still enjoying his football and that there may be more to come.
Naturally, when asked if he is still enjoying his playing career, Milner told Sky Sports, "It's easy to say yes after the result we had at the weekend." But yes. Chris Kamara had previously advised me that you should play as long as you can. I consider myself extremely fortunate to be playing with the team I am at, at such an incredible club as Liverpool. I'll keep working hard because I think I can still contribute and feel good physically most days. I just want to continue contributing to Liverpool, a huge club, and hopefully have an impact both on and off the field.
Milner agreed to a reduced one-year contract extension in June. He has previously acknowledged that he is considering a coaching career in the future. The Yorkshireman appeared in the dugout during an injury layoff last season and has been observed on the sidelines during academy games. Milner, on the other hand, indicated that he would be open to staying at Liverpool beyond the conclusion of the current campaign, so the focus appears to be on playing for the time being.
The veteran midfielder has logged 1,001 more minutes than Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain combined in terms of game time this season, making him one of only six players to have appeared in more games (30).