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The Rejuvenation of James Milner

 

WITH THE NEW SEASON UNDER WAY, FEW PLAYERS DESERVE MORE CREDIT THAN JAMES MILNER

Millie’s form has been inspiring to say the least, with his fingerprints mapped all over the strong start that our team has made in the Premier league this season. The Liverpool vice-captain is one that Klopp can rely on week-in week-out to produce solid performances and set new standards for his fellow teammates. At the ripe old age of thirty two in footballing years he could give any of his teammates a run for their money.

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PRE-SEASON TRAINING

On the first day of pre-season training twenty six members from our squad were put through a lactate test. This test determines the fitness levels of the players and James Milner won the fitness test hands-down beating all of the other members of the squad.

His fitness levels are incredible for his age, and due to his immense endurance levels he’s like a beast on the pitch at times. As Millie was an active long-distance runner during his youth, I’d imagine this is where his natural running ability possibly stems from. Forest Gump wouldn’t even stand a chance!

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PLAYING ABILITY 

His all round ability, commitment, versatility, and performance levels are magnificent. Being that his natural position is in mid-field, his versatility allows him to play on the wing and also at full-back if necessary. He has super ability to pick out passes, take corners, and step up for free kicks with the impressive long range shot in his arsenal. You’d most definitely describe him as a fantastic all round player possessing every trait you’d want in a member of your team.

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James even topped the UEFA rankings in 2018 for boasting the most assists in the Champions league competition, and what an outstanding achievement this is, beating the likes of Neymar in the rankings by notching up his ninth assist for Liverpool during the campaign.

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“ALL MY LIFE I’VE WANTED TO DO WHAT I’M DOING NOW. I’M FINALLY HERE, AND ENJOYING EVERY MINUTE OF IT. YOU’VE GOT TO MAKE A FEW SACRIFICES, BUT I DON’T MIND. I’M A STUBBORN BASTARD (HE SAYS LAUGHING), AND ONCE I MAKE UP MY MIND, THERE’S NO CHANGING IT!”

 

WHETHER IT’S DUE TO THE INFLUX OF OUR NEW TALENTED SIGNINGS OR NOT, SOMETHING’S SPURRED MILLIE ON THIS SEASON!

Millie, along with the likes of Gini and Gomez, have-stepped up their games to new heights exceeding even the most optimistic of fans. If the players felt threatened by the possibility of losing their first team spot, and thus feeling the need to better their own individual performances, well then it’s worked a treat.

This can only bode well for our season ahead, giving us an even more formidable squad and making Klopp’s job a hell of alot easier; especially when preventing players from tiring while having players of equal ability in the squad to step right in.

It’s now time for our new players to show their worth, and earn their spot in the first team. This may have looked like a given at the start of the season but with some of our players really upping their performance levels, this certainly isn’t the case anymore!

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BORING JAMES MILNER

The tag of ‘Boring James Milner’  has followed Millie around like a bad smell for years, but this has been well and truly kicked to the curb. With Millie becoming much more active on his social media accounts, the true James Milner has emerged, and it couldn’t be any further from the impression previously portrayed.

In fact his dry wit and sense of humour have surprised most fans. His posts are comical at times and I often pop onto his accounts to see what antics he’s been up too. Due to the pure entertainment value, his fan base has multiplied. Not only did the fans love James Milner the footballer but they now love the real James Milner too.

SO HOW GOOD HAS JAMES MILNER BEEN THIS SEASON!

James Milner has made eleven appearances in the Premier league this season, while knocking up two goals in the meantime. The reason for Millie featuring in all our league matches so far this season certainly isn’t by accident, but it’s down to his hard-work, tenacity, and his will to succeed, and get his place in the team every week.

He’s also made two appearances in the Champions League campaign this season while adding another goal to his career tally against PSG. His performances have been outstanding, and he deserves every ounce of praise that comes his way. His work ethic and professionalism are incredible and he’s an inspiration to many young players including his fellow teammates.

He won ‘Man of the Match’ awards for his stand out performances against PSG in the Champions League, and also the Premier League match against West Ham earlier in the season.

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Millie we hope your amazing form continues as you fully deserve any accolades that come your way. You put your heart and soul into every performance and the team is reaping the rewards as a result. James, we hope you feel the love, appreciation, and the respect that we as fans have for you, and we hope your season ends with you achieving all you’ve set out to do.

I’m pretty sure it’ll be a superb one for you and Liverpool FC.

SO JAMES MILNER ,

TAKE A BOW!

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