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Jurgen Klopp doesn't want Liverpool to let Milner go.

James Milner could be offered a coaching role at Anfield at the end of the season.

Jurgen Klopp doesn't want Liverpool to let Milner go. [GETTY]
Jurgen Klopp doesn't want Liverpool to let Milner go. [GETTY]

Liverpool midfielder James Milner is still a key member of the Anfield club despite his age, says manager Jurgen Klopp.

Milner celebrated his 37th birthday earlier this month and due to his age, he has been able to register seven starts out of 21 appearances this season.

The former Man City man's contract with the Merseyside club is due to expire at the end of the 22-23 Premier League campaign in June, having signed an extension last summer.

However, Klopp does not doubt Milner's influence in the dressing room and has admitted that the club will be looking for ways to retain him. Offering the Englishman a coaching role is also on the cards.

“We have different plans for Milly but Milly wants to keep playing,” said Klopp as the Daily Mail quoted.

“When you see him play the other night (in the FA Cup replay victory at Wolves) I think everyone understands that.

“You can’t judge him normal for his age. He is 37, doesn’t look a day like this when he is in training. He is an incredibly important player and in this game (Wolves) you saw that on the pitch as well.

“It is not that Milly expects to play 64 games a season but in 64 games a season, Milly could be extremely important. That is how it is. Milly has reached 600 (Premier League) games and most of them for Liverpool.

“I am pretty sure the club should use his character and his mindset because it is really special.

“There might be more fancy players out there but no one with a similar mindset and that makes him incredibly valuable for us. And it is not because I am too loyal. It is just a fact.”

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