MILNER TALKS PLAYING IN LEFT BACK POSITION
Liverpool vice captain James Milner has opened up on his experience playing in the left back position under Coach Jurgen Klopp.
The Three Lions player says that it is up to him to ensure that the club does not spend money to land a left back in January as Klopp tries to strengthen the defence.
“It is down to me to make sure they don’t buy a left back,” Milner said. On Klopp preferring to start him ahead of Alberto Moreno, Milner said:
“He [Klopp] doesn’t owe me anything. I am a Liverpool player, he is the manager, he picks the best team to win and it is my job to make sure that what is best for Liverpool is me. You read a lot about players not being honourable and loyal, but Clubs are not loyal to players either. But we know what business it is.
It has been quite an experience for Milner in the new role, and the player said the free flowing football at Anfield aided his quick transition.
“Full back is a position which changes massively depending on who the manager is. A left back now is different to a left back 10 years ago and that is why I have not studied anyone.
“It would be pointless. And a left back for Jurgen Klopp is going to be playing a lot of different to a left back for another manager.”
The England international added that the experience would have been different if he was playing for another manager, as Klopp liked his full backs playing. He disclosed that the fluidity in the team means he could play centre midfield anytime as the tactics propose.
Liverpool’s defences have improved but there is still work to do if they want to lift the Premier League this term.