Liverpool midfielder James Milner has opened the door to a possible return to Championship outfits Leeds United, however, only if they need him.
The England international midfielder has had a long career in the English top-tier spanning 18 years.
However, he is not done yet at the age of 34 after his debut for Leeds United back in 2002. where he has spent two seasons – becoming the Premier League’s youngest goalscorer with them.
The Yorkshireman left for the Magpies back in 2004 however, has admitted he could make a return to his boyhood club.
“I get asked this all the time,” he said. “Any time I bump into a Leeds fan – or even my mates back home – it’s always, ‘When are you coming back? When are you coming home?’
“It’s a really hard question to answer because it’s all totally hypothetical. There has never been a decision for me to make.
“They’ve never come in for me in the past and they might not do so in future.
“I’m playing for a great team who have just won the Champions League.
“Am I happy at Liverpool? Absolutely. About Leeds, all I can really say is that I still love the club and I still love the fans.
“It’s a regret that I didn’t play for Leeds longer.
“I didn’t want to leave and I felt like I was only really getting started at the club, but it was an unfortunate time for me to be coming through at Leeds.”
However, the versatile midfielder insisted that he would only leave the Merseyside Reds if they Leeds truly needed him.
“If I was being released by another club, would they want me?
“It would be pointless for them and for me if I wasn’t needed at the time and it was just some kind of nostalgia trip.
“You can probably tell from what I’m saying that I love the club, but I also love playing for Liverpool and I want to play at the highest level for as long as I can.”