Liverpool are increasingly confident of tying up a deal to sign Manchester City midfielder and Arsenal target James Milner after opening talks with the England international.
The 29-year-old is out of contract at the Etihad Stadium and can move on a free transfer this summer to any club of his choosing, with Liverpool desperate to win the race for his signature.
Milner has performed well for City this season despite never truly being a regular starter for the club, and he looks a bargain buy for the Reds if they can persuade him to make the move to Anfield.
Talks have begun over a deal for the former Aston Villa star to join up with Brendan Rodgers’ side, and it could be that the player’s future will be concluded by the end of this week, according to BBC Sport.
Liverpool are in need of new signings in midfield after the departure of Steven Gerrard to MLS giants LA Galaxy.