By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

30th Mar, 2020 | 11:44am

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Paul Robinson has said that Liverpool legend James Milner would be “welcome back with open arms whenever he wants to come back to Leeds”.

Milner started his career at Leeds before moving to Newcastle in 2004 for a fee approaching £7m.

He joined Liverpool from rivals Man Cty in 2015 and has become a key part of Klopp’s side despite being 34.

Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News Robinson said, “Milner would be welcome back with open arms whenever he wants to come back to Leeds.

“With the career he’s had and the way he’s looked after himself. He slots in and out of that Liverpool team now, but I’m not sure if Klopp is ready to let him go quite yet.

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“I think he’s got another couple of seasons left in him at that level. He’s good in the dressing room, good off the pitch, good for the youngsters to have him around.

“I think Klopp would want him around for as long as he can. I wouldn’t be surprised if he went straight from pitch to coaching in some capacity and I think Klopp will want to keep him around.”

Milner admitted that it would be “amazing to play for Leeds again” in an interview with the Sportsman but revealed no one at the club had contacted him.

With Milner’s wages, a return would seem highly unlikely until Leeds are back in the Premier League and the 19/20 season is currently on hold after the Coronavirus outbreak.

Leeds fans would love to see Milner end his career at Leeds but the Liverpool midfielder is currently under contract at Anfield until 2022.

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