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Liverpool: doubt for Milner, a hoped-for Dutchman?

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As James Milner’s extension takes time to materialize, English club Liverpool could turn to a Dutch international.

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Frenkie de Jong Ryan Gravenberch Netherlands

Aging (37), the Englishman James Milner is still a sure bet for Liverpool. Linked to the Reds until this summer, the English international (61 caps, 1 goal) is still very much used (32 appearances) by his coach, Jürgen Klopp, in a complicated season for Liverpool (eliminated in the 8th Champions League, 6th in the Premier League).

According to the revelations of The Athletic, the Reds’ management have not entered into discussions with James Milner over a possible lease extension. The British club would hesitate, while the Liverpool coach would be totally convinced of the idea of ​​extending the Englishman’s contract, to integrate him into the rotation of the workforce next season.

A Bavarian in Liverpool?

This hesitation could be explained by Liverpool’s interest in a younger midfielder. According to information relayed by Sports 1, the 6th in the English championship would have an eye on the situation of the Dutchman Ryan Gravenberch. The 20-year-old player, recruited by Bayern Munich last summer for the sum of 18.50 million euros, did not impose himself in the very competitive midfield of the Bundesliga leader (24 games, 4 starts, 1 goal, 1 assist).

For its part, the British club Liverpool would be willing to put 30 million euros on the table to secure the services of the Dutchman, under contract with Bayern Munich until 2027. To glean more playing time, Ryan Gravenberch could be seduced by the challenge offered by the Reds. On the lookout, Liverpool have been multiplying the tracks in recent weeks for circles: the club coached by Jürgen Klopp would think of Kephren Thuram (neo-Blue from OGC Nice), as well as the Parisian Renato Sanches.

On the starting side, English midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could leave.

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