Liverpool are set to lose several senior players in the summer, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita both set to depart Anfield upon the expiration of their current deals.
James Milner was also set to potentially leave the club, but reports surfaced last week that stated Jurgen Klopp wanted Milner to sign a one-year extension.
A new report from Pete O’Rourke of Football Insider now states that Milner has been asked to take a pay cut in the contract extension offered to him.
Milner reportedly accepted a pay decrease in his last contract, bringing his wages down to £60,000 a week.
The 37-year-old has now reportedly been asked to reduce that figure again.
“He’s a role model,” said Klopp.
“I have told him, I can tell the whole world – nothing we have achieved in the last few years would have happened without James Milner, it’s as easy as that.”
Klopp believes Milner’s leadership and experience is vital to the harmony of his dressing room. With Liverpool likely to lower their age profile with several new signings this summer, Milner seniority will likely be an important aspect Liverpool’s next season.
Milner has made 321 appearances for Liverpool and has won the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup and one Club World Cup.