Liverpool midfielder James Milner has talked up the possibility of a return to former club Leeds United in his latest interview with the Daily Express.
James Milner is in the final year of his contract at Liverpool.
The England international came through the ranks at English Championship outfit Leeds United before he went on to make his debut for the first team as a young winger.
James Milner still has a soft spot for Leeds United and has hinted that he could return to Elland Road once he leaves Liverpool, his current club.
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The 33-year-old could leave Liverpool in the New Year when his current contract expires next summer.
James Milner is the vice-captain to skipper Jordan Henderson at Liverpool but its not certain that he would be given a new deal at the end of his current contract.
He was part of the Liverpool squad that won the Champions League title at the end of last season.
James Milner was also part of the team that won the UEFA Super Cup earlier this season via the penalty win over fellow Premier League side Chelsea.
Leeds United are in the second tier of English football and are in a battle to secure promotion to the top flight.
Liverpool Set Sights On Japanese Attacker With £7.25 Release Clause
Liverpool have set sights on a possible swoop for Red Bull Salzburg attacker Takumi Minamino ahead of the winter transfer market in January.
This is according to the Daily Mail which revealed that the Reds are eyeing a January move for the Japanese international attacker who has scored 41 goals in 129 appearances for Austrian Bundesliga champions Red Bull Salzburg since he joined them in 2015.
It was revealed that Takumi Minamino has a release clause of £7.25m in his Red Bull Salzburg contract.
The 24-year-old Japanese international has scored 11 goals in 22 appearances for his country.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp previously talked about signing an attacker when the January transfer market reopens in the coming weeks.
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Klopp and Liverpool are fighting on five fronts at the moment and the German tactician will need all his players for the upcoming games.
Liverpool have the FIFA Club World Cup tournament in Qatar to attend later this month with the target of winning the tournament ahead of other participants like Flamengo, Al Sadd and many more.
The Reds have an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League table in addition to the fact that they are in the Champions League round of 16.
They are also in the running for both the FA Cup title and the Carabao Cup title this season.
Mourinho Suffers First Champions League Defeat At Spurs
New Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has been beaten for the first time in the Champions League following the defeat at the hands of German champions Bayern Munich in their Matchday Six clash at the Allianz Arena.
Mourinho and his Spurs players were beaten 3-1 by the Bavarian giants who were the only team to finish the group stage campaign with an unblemished record.
Bayern Munich won all their six group games in Group B and amassed a complete total of 18 points as a result.
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The Germans were given a helping hand due to the fact that Ex-Chelsea and Manchester United boss Mourinho rested a lot of his first-team players with both clubs already through to the last 16 stage of the competition.
Bayern took the lead through Kingsley Coman in the 20th minute before summer signing Ryan Sessegnon equalized for Spurs just before the end of the first half.
Experienced campaigner Thomas Mueller came off the bench for the injured Coman and he was responsible for the second Bayern goal as he prodded home from close range after Alphonso Davies had struck the post.
Ex-Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho wrapped up the victory for his team with the third goal to ensure that Bayern made it six wins from six Group B games.
Liverpool Opponents For Champions League Knockout Stage Revealed
The possible knockout stage opponents for Champions League holders Liverpool have been revealed after the conclusion of the group stage.
Matches over the eight groups have been concluded on Wednesday night in the Champions League and 16 teams have emerged from 32 teams for the next stage (round of 16).
Champions League holders Liverpool are one of the 16 teams in the knockout stage of the competition this season after the Reds finished as the top team in Group E ahead of Napoli, Red Bull Salzburg, and Genk.
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Liverpool sealed their place in the next round with the 2-0 away win over Austrian Bundesliga champions Red Bull Salzburg courtesy the goals Naby Keita and star forward Mohamed Salah in the second half.
The reigning European champions needed just one point to be assured of a last 16 spot before the Red Bull Salzburg game.
Liverpool have the possibility of meeting five teams in the round of 16.
The Reds can meet the likes of immediate past champions Real Madrid, debutants Atalanta, Spanish La Liga side Atletico Madrid, German Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund and French Ligue 1 club Lyon in the last 16 stage of the Champions League.
Liverpool won the Champions League title last season via the 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in their final clash.
Liverpool Ahead Of Chelsea, Man Utd For £120m Winger
Merseyside giants Liverpool are reportedly in pole position to sign highly-rated Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho according to journalist Simon Hughes who works for The Athletic.
It was revealed that the Premier League leaders are ahead of rivals Chelsea and Manchester United in the quest to sign Jadon Sancho who’s keen to return to English football.
The England international left the Premier League in 2017.
Jadon Sancho signed for Borussia Dortmund two years ago for a fee of around £8m from Premier League champions Manchester City.
He had some problems at Borussia Dortmund earlier this season but that seems to be a thing of the past after the young English winger scored three goals in the last two games in all competitions.
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Earlier in the season, Jadon Sancho was fined and banned from one league game by his club after returning late from the October international duty.
He was subsequently substituted in the first half of the German Bundesliga mauling received at the hands of rivals and holders Bayern Munich.
Borussia Dortmund were beaten 4-0 during that game.
Jadon Sancho is in his third season at Borussia Dortmund and has weighed in with 10 goals and 11 assists in all competitions.
He scored 12 goals and provided 17 assists in the last campaign.
Real Madrid Will Eliminate Liverpool In The Knockout Stage
Real Madrid will eliminate Champions League holders Liverpool from the competition this season if they meet in the knockout stage according to manager Zinedine Zidane.
The Real Madrid manager talked about eliminating Liverpool in the knockout stage when he was asked by reporters during his latest press conference about the prospect of meeting the reigning European champions in the last 16.
Zinedine Zidane fielded questions on Liverpool during his post-match press conference after the 3-1 win over hosts Club Brugge in their final game in Group A.
Real Madrid could face Liverpool in the round of 16 after the Spanish club could only finish in second place in their group behind leaders Paris Saint Germain (PSG).
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The Reds were the successor to Real Madrid after they won the Champions League last season.
Before then, Real Madrid had won the last three Champions League titles with one of them coming as a result of the win over Liverpool in the final.
Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 during the 2018 Champions League final characterized by the injury to star man for the Reds Mohamed Salah.
Apart from Liverpool, Real Madrid can also face the likes of Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Juventus and RB Leipzig in the last 16.
The Real Reason PSG Want Sadio Mane Revealed
It was revealed that PSG want Sadio Mane to replace Neymar at the club.
Neymar flirted with the idea of leaving PSG for Barcelona in the summer, but the Spanish giants were not able to produce the needed funds for the transfer.
PSG sporting director confirmed earlier this year that Barcelona made an offer for Neymar on August 27 but it was not convincing enough for them to sell their star forward.
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Neymar has battled with several injury problems in the past months but he recently returned to full fitness at the end of November.
The Brazilian international had no choice but to stay at PSG but it seems like it is a matter of when and not if he’ll still join Barcelona whom he left for the French capital in a €222m (£200m) deal to make him the most expensive player ever.
He was at Barcelona for four years on the back of his transfer from Brazilian Serie A club Santos in 2013.
PSG activated his release clause in 2017 and that prompted his transfer to the reigning French champions.
Confirm Liverpool Starting Lineup vs Red Bull Salzburg Revealed
The Reds won the Champions League last season to make it six European titles via the 2-0 win over fellow English top flight side Tottenham Hotspur.
Liverpool have to avoid defeat against the Austrians to book their place in the knockout stage of the Champions League this term.
The Reds warmed up for the game with a thumping win over hosts Bournemouth in the Premier League at the weekend.
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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita, and Mohamed Salah were all on the scoresheet as Liverpool secured a 3-0 win to maintain their lead at the Premier League summit.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp made several changes to his starting XI for the Bournemouth with the likes of Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum rested.
Klopp is expected to revert back to his tried and trusted starting XI for the Champions League meeting with Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg on Tuesday night.
Probable Liverpool XI vs Red Bull Salzburg (4-3-3): Alisson Becker; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dejan Lovren, Virgil Van Dijk, Andy Robertson; Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum, James Milner; Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.
Liverpool Star Ruled Out Of Champions League Clash With Salzburg
Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana will miss the all-important Champions League trip to Red Bull Salzburg on Tuesday night.
The England international was ruled out by Reds boss Jurgen Klopp who said that he has a thigh injury.
Klopp expects Adam Lallana to return to training on Thursday.
Adam Lallana has endured an injury-filled last two years at Liverpool and his latest injury wad sustained during the Merseyside Derby clash with Everton at Anfield last week.
He was one of the standout players as Liverpool thrashed their rivals 5-2 in front of their fans in the Premier League duel.
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Liverpool have not dominated the Champions League this season as they have done in the Premier League where they are almost invincible.
The Reds have dropped just two points from a possible 48 points in the Premier League this season but they have not been able to maintain the same form in the Champions League as they are struggling to qualify for the knockout stage from Group E.
Liverpool need a point in their Champions League trip to dangerous Red Bull Salzburg to seal their place in the last 16 of the competition they won last season.
Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg need to win the game.