Date: 21st March 2023 at 6:42pm
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Liverpool will now have to focus on securing a place in the top four of the Premier League table following their Champions League exit.

The Reds, who reached the final of the competition last term, were beaten 6-2 on aggregate by Real Madrid in the last 16 of this season’s edition.

Having already been eliminated from both domestic cup competitions, Jurgen Klopp’s side will now be focussing on reaching the top four and qualifying for Europe’s premier club competition next season.

This summer looks likely to be one of significant change at Anfield, with the likes of Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain set to be out of contract and looking increasingly likely to depart.

Another player that has been linked with an Anfield exit is James Milner, but it is now being reported that the veteran midfielder could stay put.

As per Football Insider, Milner could stay with Liverpool for one more season, although the Englishman will have to take a pay-cut if he is to do so.

Milner will have to take a pay cut if he is to stay put at Anfield

The 37-year-old’s current contract is due to expire this summer, but Klopp is reportedly keen to ensure the midfielder remains part of his squad next season.

It is claimed that Klopp believes Milner’s experience and leadership are both crucial to his side’s success and is therefore pushing those in charge of the club to offer him a new deal.

Milner’s last contract extension, signed last year, reportedly cut the player’s wages down to around £60,000-per-week, but he will have to take a further pay cut if he is to stay with the club.

The ex-England international joined The Reds from rivals Manchester City in 2015 and has since made more than 320 appearances for his current side.

Despite his age, Milner continues to play a key role for The Reds.

So far this season, the midfielder has made 32 appearances across all competitions, captaining Klopp’s side on a number of occasions.

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