James Milner scored Liverpool’s opener in their Premier League clash with Crystal Palace on Monday night and after the game, he spoke to the Liverpool website and commented on how the club needs to learn to win differently.
“it’s about getting the win and the clean sheet, which was pleasing and so important." https://t.co/nYhGZC5ZSW
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 22, 2018
Jurgen Klopp claimed after the game that the performance definitely was not one of the best that they’ve produced. Milner’s penalty gave the club the lead and a very late Sadio Mane goal in 93rd minute following a Crystal Palace corner was enough to give The Reds a 2-0 win to take back to Merseyside with them and the comments from Milner were bang on as he the important thing was the clean sheet and three points even though they weren’t at their best.
The fans won’t be expecting their side to be playing their stellar brand of champagne football every time they take to the pitch and the ability to ‘win ugly’ when you’re not up to your not on top four is crucial to every successful side. Last season saw Manchester City win games late on with football that wasn’t so pleasing on the eye but that’s what you have to do to become champions and it looks like the Kopites are starting to understand that.
You can read the Reds’ verdict on Milner’s comments here:
James Milner's attitude, work-rate, and pragmatism are exactly what we need to remain grounded and focused. This type of approach will be invaluable over the course of the season. #YNWA
— Owen Lowery (@OWLowery) August 22, 2018
Thanks, We want to Continue .
Big Legend Milner .
— Mohamed Deikh (@deeq1yare) 22 August 2018
Great work ethics @JamesMilner
— Emeka Enukorah (@emeka4shizzy) August 22, 2018
Its a must win, we need it.
— iam Emmyson (@Emmyson17272099) August 22, 2018
— ً (@FutboINaby) 22 August 2018
You are the new Steven Gerard
— Kouadio Fabrice (@Kouadio26870267) August 22, 2018
love it to see LFC start winning dirty games
— dawaisemki (@dawaisemki) August 22, 2018
The fans all understand and agree with Milner’s comments and they’ll be desperate to see the club get some more points on the board, whether they’re won with superb football or ugly football.