James Milner issues Liverpool warning ahead of Arsenal clash

Liverpool vice-captain James Milner says the Reds still have a lot of room for improvement ahead of Arsenal trip

James Milner has warned Liverpool that improvements need to be made ahead of their clash against Arsenal at The Emirates next Monday.

The Reds edged to a narrow 1-0 victory over newly-promoted Bournemouth at Anfield on Monday night to secure successive Premier League wins.

Arsenal next will be a tough match, they are a quality team

James Milner

Christian Benteke, who moved to Liverpool in a £32.5m deal from Aston Villa earlier this summer, broke the deadlock in the 29th minute with his first goal for the Reds.

But Liverpool vice-captain Milner, who took over the captain’s armband following Jordan Henderson’s second-half substitution, insisted there is more to come from the Reds ahead of next Monday’s trip to north London.

“We know there is a lot of room for improvement, players have come in and it will take time,” Milner told Sky Sports.

“We can’t ask for more than six points out of six.”

Milner added: “Arsenal next will be a tough match, they are a quality team.”

Liverpool have notched up back-to-back clean sheets thanks to successive 1-0 wins against Stoke and Bournemouth.

Brendan Rodgers has signed eight players in the summer transfer window, including James Milner, who joined on a free transfer from Manchester City.

More: Twitter reacts as Liverpool beat Bournemouth

The Reds boss named Milner his new vice-captain after Henderson succeeded Steven Gerrard as Liverpool skipper.

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