James Milner: Liverpool man uploaded his ridiculous running stats last pre-season

James Milner

James Milner has signed a new one-year contract at Liverpool.

The 36-year-old’s current deal expired this summer but it was announced on Monday he will remain another 12 months at Anfield.

It’s believed Milner turned down proposals from two Premier League clubs and one MLS side.

He may be in the twilight of his career but Milner still made 24 Premier League appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s side. He made a further eight appearances in the Champions League, while playing seven times in the successful FA Cup and Carabao Cup campaigns.

He’s not going to be a regular starter for Liverpool in the 2022/23 season but Klopp knows the importance of the experienced midfielder.

Back in February, the Liverpool boss said: “The level [Milner] is at, physically, technically and in terms of personal desire and hunger for more, means he should play on for as long as that lasts. I hope it will be here and that is what I have told those at the club who take on these tasks.”

James Milner and Jurgen Klopp

Despite his age, Milner offers incredible work rate and energy. It’s no surprise to see him substituted on in the latter stages of matches in an attempt to see out the match.

This season will be his 21st in the professional game but you just know that he’ll be leading the way in pre-season at Liverpool’s AXA Training Centre in Kirkby.

That was certainly the case last year.

Milner, who was 35 last summer, posted his running stats during pre-season – and they were quite incredible for someone of his age.

The bottom line is he managed more than 8.5km in 34 minutes! That is quite ridiculous.

Milner released his running stats on social media with the caption: Pre season number 20 #grinding #wishwecouldskipthisbit.”

James Milner posts incredible running stats

Football fans responded in almost disbelief at Milner’s efforts. Check out the best reaction:

James Milner running stats
James Milner running stats
James Milner running stats
James Milner running stats
James Milner running stats

In the summer of 2018, Milner was seen beating every other teammate during a gruelling lactate test, which is used to measure a player’s aerobic endurance levels – a test he’s won every year he’s been at the club.

Milner saw off the challenge of Joe Gomez to be crowned Liverpool’s ‘fittest’ player.

Even at the age of 36, you wouldn’t be betting against Milner winning it again.

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