James Milner in action against Liverpool (File Photo/AP)
in action against (File Photo/AP)

Liverpool will sign James Milner on a free transfer on July 1 once the England midfielder’s contract at expires.

Liverpool says Thursday that the club has agreed personal terms with the 29-year-old Milner, with the deal to be completed after a medical examination.

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The arrival of Milner — a hard-working, versatile midfielder — will help fill the gap vacated by long-time Liverpool captain , who is leaving after 17 years to join the Los Angeles Galaxy.


City tried to retain the services of Milner, who became more of a regular in the team last season. Milner reportedly wants to play more in central midfield.