Veteran Liverpool midfielder James Milner has insisted that they will do their best to ensure that they secure Champions League football ahead of next season. Milner made the statement after Liverpool sealed a comprehensive 3-0 over Burnley in the Premier League on Wednesday evening at the Turf Moor. Goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Nathan Philips, and Firmino gave the Reds a huge chance to book a top-four finish and boost their chances of playing among Europe’s elite clubs next season.
It was generally a great game for Jurgen Klopp’s men as they took control of the tie right from the start till the end. Although they were not able to break the deadlock until the 42nd minute of the game, they completed what was an impressive and vital win that has a huge role to play in their chances of ending the season in the top four in the Premier League.
Merseyside giants Liverpool have themselves to blame after they lost further grounds on Chelsea in the race for Champions League football next season due to the dropped points at home to Newcastle United in their latest league game at home.
Liverpool knew that a win over the Magpies would take them into the fourth and final Champions League place before the London Derby clash between fellow contenders West Ham United and Chelsea but they were unable to secure that win thanks to the fighting spirit shown by the Newcastle United players.
Veteran Liverpool midfielder James Milner is always at his full capacity in training according to young teammate Rhys Williams. Welsh international centre back Rhys Williams has been promoted to the first team at Liverpool this season due to the injuries to three key centre backs. Reds central defenders Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Virgil Van Dijk have all missed the majority of this season as a result of injury. Rhys Williams has had to fill in for the injured trio in some games, while midfielders like Jordan Henderson and Fabinho have had to cover for the injuries by playing at the heart of the defence.
In his recent interview as monitored by The Boot Room (TBR), Rhys Williams said that James Milner and Andy Robertson are the two players that are always at full capacity in training and that they are difficult opponents during training. James Milner is a veteran player at the age of 35 and it is uncertain whether the ex-England international will play for Liverpool next season. James Milner has a few months left on his contract with the Reds meaning that the veteran player will be a free agent in the summer.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is currency assessing his squad and is need confirmation from the club’s doctors on the players he will have available against Everton at the weekend. The Reds take on their rivals in the Merseyside derby on Saturday in a crunch Premier League tie as they look to move back into the top four in the table.
The manager has provided some news on a selection of his players, including Naby Keita, James Milner, and Fabinho. The trip all missed Tuesday night’s 2-0 win over German club RB Leipzig and are still facing a race against time to be fit enough to participate in the game this Saturday. (more…)
Liverpool midfielder James Milner had been tipped to secure a return switch to Leeds United – where it all began for him – in the future. The advice was rendered by Dean Windass who was a guest on Football FanCast and was asked what he thought about the possibility of the Liverpool player returning to his former club.
Milner began his professional football career at Elland Road playing for Leeds but has not featured for the club since 2004. Since leaving the club, he has gone on to play for several other clubs in the top-flight division, including the likes of Newcastle United, Aston Villa, Manchester City, and currently, Liverpool. (more…)
Liverpool hosted Leicester City in a thrilling encounter at Anfield on Sunday, silencing doubters with a comprehensive and emphatic display, winning the game by three goals and keeping a clean sheet.
A lot of people already wrote off Liverpool before the game given that a couple of their key players were declared unfit for the match. They however turned up in style on their home ground, banishing Avery thoughts of them being a weak side following their already injury-hit campaign.
Leeds United are set to return to the Premier League, with Marcelo Bielsaleading the team to qualify for promotion with two games to spare. After 16 years, Leeds are playing in the topflight again.
Will Leeds stay for long in the Premier League or will they pull an Aston Villa and return to the Championship after only a season up. Leeds are not the first side to win dominantly in the English Championship and earn a deserved promotion to the topflight.
Former West Bromwich Albion forward Saido Berahino, who left three years back, is open to returning to the club. He is hoping he can get a chance with coach Slaven Bilic following the cancelation of his contract in Belgium where he played.
Berahino netted six times in 17 starts for the Belgian side ZulteWaregem but due to the impact of Covid-19, the club is liaising with the agent of the player to get new employers. The forward says he is not happy about happenings as he was starting to adjust to the new league. He took a risk moving to Belgium having not played outside of England before. He said he spoke to his family and agreed it was where he could get a fresh start.
Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp speaks on the availability of their star players, James Milner and Joe Gomez against Chelsea. He made it clear that they are all set to face the blues in the fifth round of the FA cup.
Just two days after their stunning defeat by 3-0
against Watford at Vicarage Road, the “reds” travel to Stamford
Bridge on Tuesday. The Premier League leaders face their first loss of this
season on Saturday.
Since Liverpool midfielder Fabinho, picked up a knock, the sight of James Milner in the squad is hardly a surprise to anyone who knows how much utility the former Manchester City man has provided to the Reds since making the switch from Etihad.
Liverpool’s 5-2 win over local rivals Everton was overseen by Milner who captained the Reds on Wednesday.
Jurgen Klopp has managed to extend Liverpool’s unbeaten run to 32 in all competitions and as the praises continue to poor in for the former Borussia Dortmund coach and his current team, Milner believes that he and his teammates have much more to offer.