James Milner believes that Liverpool can still reach the Champions League next season after managing a brilliant 3-0 win over Manchester City at Anfield.
Milner scored against his former club, who have never won at this ground since the takeover from the Abu Dhabi owners, to help Liverpool climb to seventh in the table. Incredibly, the Champions League places look to be in the reach of the Merseyside club due to a combination of poor form to the teams above them. City have been able to win only two out of the last five league matches.
The first professional English club that James Milner joined was Leeds United as this was the club where the midfielder spent his youth career before eventually going on to join Newcastle United, Aston Villa, Manchester City and lastly Liverpool which is where he is currently performing in now.
A number of lesser-known players have caught their eye while playing in the Premier League. Questions have been raised about manager Roy Hodgson being interested in including names like Mark Noble, who have performed exceptionally well for West Ham in this campaign.
The 29 year old English midfielder James Milner was signed by Liverpool on June of the current year on a free transfer. One of the main reasons of why Liverpool secured the services of Milner was to help fill in the space that was left by the departure of Steven Gerrard who made his move to the MLS.
Manchester City’s form during the early weeks of January was in danger of nose-diving after star striker Sergio Aguero was not expected to be back until the middle of the month.
Aguero has already been missing for the last few weeks. Manuel Pellegrini does not seem to trust the likes of Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic much.
Manchester City midfielder James Milner has admitted that the absence of Sergio Aguero for the next couple of weeks is a massive blow for the team, but he feels that City have enough quality in the squad to overcome his absence.
Aguero was forced off the field after just a couple of minutes during the Premier League game against Everton on Saturday. Even though City are tight-lipped about the injury and are refusing to reveal the length of his absence, he is certain to miss the match against Roma. Aguero has been the most important player for City this season.
Finally, Paulo Bento was asked to leave from his post of Portugal manager. The loss in the opening Euro qualifying game the other day was hard to digest for the fans as well as for the officials. Playing at home against Albania, Portugal was being backed for three points, but, they couldn’t secure even one.
A new guy has already been slotted at the post by the Portugal football association. It’s Fernando Santos, the former Sporting CP, who has got the job.
Manchester City midfielder James Milner has been heavily linked with a move away from the club after being increasingly used as a substitute in recent seasons. Milner came to City in a £ 20 million deal from Aston Villa a few seasons ago. He was a first-team regular during the days of Mark Hughes, but Manuel Pellegrini has largely been using him as a substitute or as an impact player. This has led to rumours linking Milner with an exit. The likes of Liverpool are showing an interest in the 28-year-old, who has established himself as a first-team regular at international level.
Manchester city midfielder James Milner says that his team are very confident of catching Liverpool in the title despite the 3-2 defeated the suffered against the Reds recently. City went to Anfield with a great opportunity to move one step closer towards the title, but they suffered a 3-2 defeat that has taken the title destiny out of their hands. Liverpool will now be able to win the title if they win all their remaining matches in hand. Despite this setback, Milner has stated that this will not stop city from trying to eat into the lead in the remaining matches of the season.
Manchester City has played dashing football this season. They have thrashed top class teams on quite a few occasions and have been praised for that, but, in their last game against Newcastle United, they played a little differently. There was no sign of flamboyance in their play in that game and that did surprise a lot of people.
However, the change in approach didn’t bring any change in result as City continued on their merry way and secured another league win.