Liverpool supporters have been making a lot of noise in the Transfer Tavern in recent times after seeing their side remain top of the Premier League courtesy of a third successive win on Saturday.
Jurgen Klopp’s men went into their clash with Brighton at Anfield off the back of getting past West Ham and Crystal Palace in their opening two league clashes, results which propelled them to the summit of the division. And the Reds remain there after three rounds of fixtures as a Mohamed Salah goal was enough to narrowly see off Chris Hughton’s Seagulls on Saturday, thus maintaining Liverpool’s 100% start to the new season.
Consequently, there have been many thrilled Liverpudlians up and down the country in recent times, several of whom have taken to Twitter to suggest that James Milner should be the club’s Player of the Month for August.
And based on his remarkable efforts for the Reds so far this season, those Liverpool fans are absolutely spot on as the £13.5 million-rated lynchpin (as per Transfermarkt) does indeed deserve to win the award.
Ultimately, the addition of Fabinho and Naby Keita over the summer must have come as something of a concern to former England international Milner, what with the Reds already reasonably well-stocked in that department with Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum, Adam Lallana and indeed himself even prior to the duo’s arrival.
And with just 16 Premier League starts for Klopp’s side last time round, the midfielder wasn’t necessarily a shoe-in to start in the middle of the park for the Merseyside giants this term, but his displays suggest that Klopp was absolutely right to keep faith with the 32-year-old.
In their opening three games of the campaign, Milner has been outstanding in the midfield to help give the front men a platform from which to go on and perform, alongside giving the backline enough protection just in front – he has become a lynchpin in this Liverpool side.
His work-rate is second to none to help make things work in the middle of the park for Klopp’s men, but his quality on the ball has also been evident in netting once and laying on an assist, albeit that one goal was from the penalty spot.
And while several others could make a case for winning the club’s Player of the Month award – Keita has been brilliant while Joe Gomez has shone alongside Virgil van Dijk at the back – Milner has been as influential and effective as any in helping the Reds win their opening three games of the campaign.
As such, Liverpool fans are absolutely spot on to suggest that the 32-year-old deserves to win the Player of the Month award for August.
Liverpool fans… what do you think? Let us know!