Date: 2nd May 2022 at 11:00am
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Liverpool kept the pressure on Premier League leaders Manchester City on Saturday, as they beat Newcastle United to temporarily move top of the table. 

The Reds emerged victorious at St. James’ Park, and sat top of the table for a few hours before City later beat Leeds United 4-0 and returned to the summit.

Klopp rotated his line up for the visit to the north east, with Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold both rested ahead of a hectic run in which includes Champions League, FA Cup and crucial league fixtures.

There was also a rare run out from the start for James Milner, who made just his eighth league start of the campaign.

The 36-year-old has played a bit-part role for the Reds this season, but he has now been offered a one-year extension to his current deal, according to reports.

As per The Telegraph, the Englishman has been offered a 12-month extension to his current deal, which was due to expire this summer.

Milner returned to the Liverpool starting line up against Newcastle

The report claims that Klopp requested that the ex-England international was offered an extension, with the German regarding Milner as an extremely valuable member of his squad.

Milner may be a fringe player at present, but his versatility and ability to play in a number of positions across midfield and defence makes him a valuable asset.

The former Aston Villa midfielder has made 285 appearances for the Reds since joining in 2015.

Despite the news of Milner’s offer, which he is expected to sign, it appears that the future of Mohamed Salah is still uncertain.

The Egyptian has been locked in talks with Liverpool for several months now, and the report claims that the player is yet to give any indication that he wishes to remain on Merseyside.

The player’s deal is set to expire next summer, meaning that he will enter the final 12 months at the end of the season.

If he doesn’t agree a deal soon, he would potentially be able to sign a pre-contract agreement with any foreign club from January onwards, which would see him move on a free upon the expiry of his deal.

Salah, who has scored a remarkable 155 goals in 248 games for Liverpool, has been linked with clubs in both France and Spain.

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