Milner opts for Liverpool move
Liverpool have confirmed that they have agreed a deal to sign experienced England midfielder James Milner on a free transfer from Manchester City.
The 29-year-old will officially link up with the Reds at the start of next month when his Citizens contract expires, with Milner opting to move on after five years in Manchester.
I think it's a very good signing.Jamie Carragher
The 53-time capped utility man had previously played for Leeds United, Newcastle United and Aston Villa and he becomes the first major arrival at Anfield since the end of last season, which saw Liverpool finish sixth in the Premier League.
His move to Merseyside will help cover for the loss of club legend Steven Gerrard, who has exited Anfield to join MLS outfit LA Galaxy.
Milner helped City to two Premier League titles, an FA Cup triumph and League Cup success during his time at the Etihad Stadium, making close to 200 appearances in all competitions.
Former Reds great Jamie Carragher had earlier voiced his support for the move for Milner, saying via Kicca: "I think it's a very good signing - a free transfer who can play in a few positions and got great experience.
"A good character, which you can see from the fact he's left Man City in the Champions League for Liverpool.
"That shows regular starts mean more to him at this time than being a squad player with more chance of picking up trophies at City."
Liverpool can be backed at 41.00 to finish in the Premier League top four next season and are 2.00 to be crowned champions, with Man City available at 2.00.
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