James Milner has been an almost ever-present figure since joining Liverpool in the summer of 2015.
The former England international began a fresh chapter in a top-class career that had previously involved spells with Leeds United, Newcastle United, Aston Villa and Manchester City when he signed for the Reds on a free transfer.
Milner was installed as the club’s vice-captain ahead of his first season at Anfield and maintained an integral role in the team following the appointment of Jürgen Klopp as manager months after his arrival.
The midfielder helped Liverpool reach the finals of both the League Cup and Europa League in 2015-16 before being switched to the unfamiliar position of left-back for the next campaign.
There, he missed only two Premier League matches as Klopp guided the Reds to a top-four finish and a much-desired return to the elite stage of the Champions League.
And Milner’s influence on the side only continued to grow when they tackled the cream of Europe in 2017-18; the No.7 set a new record for assists in the competition in one season as Liverpool fell at the final hurdle in Kiev.
Now in his fourth year with the club, he remains a key leader in Klopp’s squad as they compete in the Premier League and Champions League once more.