James Milner has reflected on the upcoming match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield.
He believes that this match gives a great opportunity to get the club back on the winning track. Both clubs have struggled for form this season, but the situation at Liverpool has been getting worse in recent weeks. The honeymoon period for manager Jurgen Klopp looks well and truly over after sloppy defeats against teams from near the bottom of the table. Milner came to the club in the summer on a free transfer from Manchester City and he immediately found himself as one of the leaders in the squad.
The former Aston Villa winger says that it is clear that both United and Liverpool have not been at the best this season. However, he went for the home team will help them build some confidence ahead of the upcoming matches. Since Klopp’s results against the top teams have been excellent, they are expected to dominate this home match. United, meanwhile, continue to struggle in front of goal and this has been their major Achilles heel under Louis van Gaal. Wayne Rooney’s return to form, though, is a major boost for the Red Devils, who still remain in contention for the league title success according to Van Gaal.
James Milner played in 31 Premier League matches for Manchester City of the past season, just by judging from this statistic and amount of games played for his club, anyone would consider the English midfielder to be an important and regular player for the Premier League club but after taking a closer inspection things aren’t as great as it seems like for Milner at the Etihad Stadium as he spends a large period of time on the bench.
Out of the 31 league matches that he played for City in the previous season, 19 of them arrived from the bench and a big chunk of those matches only saw Milner playing for nothing more than 30 minutes in each game.
Milner is 29 years old and he is well aware that at this stage of his career, it’s time to start analyzing what to do in the final seasons and years that are left in him. This is one of the biggest reasons of why he decided to join Liverpool as he left behind his career with Manchester United which expanded to almost 5 years.
A lot of people are baffled by Milner’s decision of leaving Manchester City and joining Liverpool. Manchester City indeed does have a better chance of snatching bigger titles such as: The Premier League and the Champions League. City are one of the favorites of becoming the new champions of England and taking the crown away from Chelsea but Liverpool on the other hand would be happy if they are able to secure a spot in the Champions League which is something that they failed to do in this past season.
Luis Figo, the Portugal legend, has decided to throw his hat for the FIFA chairmanship and he has been getting supported by a lot of people in his country.
However, it’s almost impossible for Figo to displace the current chairman Sepp Blatter from his post.
Blatter has such a strong grip at FIFA at the moment and it’s believed that he would win hands down again.
Apart from Blatter and Figo, there are three other candidates as well who are contesting for the biggest post in the World of Football.
According to Figo, he has the backing of as many as 5 Football Associations which makes him an eligible candidate for the elections.
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