James Milner shows the intensity Liverpool will need for run-in


Switched to full-back from his usual midfield role the veteran’s attitude and experience was key in defence and attack

James Milner was made for nights like this one, and Jürgen Klopp seems to realise it. Even at 33 the midfielder’s desire and enthusiasm epitomise what Klopp wants to see in his players and Andy Robertson’s suspension probably saved the manager some agonising about whether or not to play the veteran in midfield.

Milner was straight in at left‑back, despite having reverted to a role further up this season, and a measure of Klopp’s confidence was that Alberto Moreno did not even make the substitute’s bench as insurance cover. No matter that Jesús Corona and Otávio are considered a tricky attacking combination on the right flank, Klopp put his trust in a blend of Liverpool’s upfield pressing and his feistiest competitor further back. It seemed to work well enough.

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Source: Football News
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