Brighton sign James Milner on free transfer from Liverpool

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Milner joins Brighton after eight seasons at Liverpool. The three-time Premier League winner has signed a one-year deal at the Amex Stadium. The 37-year-old is 34 league games away from overtaking Gareth Barry at top of all-time appearance list

The 37-year-old left Liverpool at the end of the 2022–23 season after eight campaigns with Jurpp’s squad. He has signed a one-year deal on the south coast, with the option of an additional year.

During his Anfield career, Milner made 332 appearances in all competitions and won seven major trophies. These include the Premier League in 2020 and the Champions League in 2019.

With 619 top-flight appearances to his name since his debut in November 2002, he sits third on the all-time list of appearances, 13 behind Ryan Giggs and 33 behind current leader Gareth Barry.

Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi will welcome Milner’s vast European experience as he leads the Seagulls into the Europa League for the first time in club history.

After Brighton announced Milner’s arrival, De Zerbi said, “I’m very glad to welcome James to Brighton. He’s an excellent addition for us and I’m sure he will help bring us to an even higher level.”

After signing Joao Pedro for around £20 million, Milner becomes Brighton’s second signing of the summer.

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