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.
James Milner was part of the Liverpool squad that returned to winning ways in the Premier League on Monday night. The Reds snapped their two-match losing run in the Premier League with the slim win at the home of Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier this week. Diogo Jota scored the only goal of the game against his former team as the Reds secured a 1-0 victory at the Molineux. Jota scored on the stroke of half-time off the assist from Senegalese international Sadio Mane. Portuguese national team attacker Jota left Wolves to sign for Liverpool at the start of this campaign in a deal reported to be around £45m. Jota started his career at Liverpool well before a knee injury curbed his progress in December. He made his return from that knee injury in the 1-0 home loss to Chelsea earlier this month. The win over Wolves took Liverpool two places and above Tottenham Hotspur and Everton on the league table. The Reds are sixth on the league table and five points off Chelsea in fourth place in the race to qualify for Champions League football next season.