The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern have been impressed with James Milner this season. Moved away from the defence this term, he found life tough earlier in the campaign, but in recent weeks he has flourished in the heart of the midfield. He’s a real fan favourite in the pub, and he has recently been discussing his return to prominence with the official Liverpool website – and he has highlighted the importance of one moment in particular over the summer.
“At the start of the season, the manager pulled me in and said he was looking at me more in the midfield now, which I was obviously delighted with”, Milner said.
He continued: “So for me, as a player, you just want that chance to show. Over the years in my career, hopefully, I’ve done enough to get a chance and now I’ve played a few games I just want to keep improving and keep contributing to the side”.
That conversation with Klopp clearly was enough to spur him on and help him attempt to make more of an impact – and what an impact he has made. Over the last few weeks the Englishman has been as crucial as ever to this Liverpool team, and he’s quickly becoming one of Klopp’s most important players.
Age is clearly not having an impact on his quality, and the Reds in the pub are keen for him to start this evening.
Milner is a great player, and he impressed last term, but it’s obvious that his best position is in the midfield.
He has really controlled games over the last few weeks, and that isn’t something that he is able to do in the defence.
The Reds are going through a tough spell at the moment – his leadership will be key.
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