James Milner sends advice to Liverpool FC about position in title race

The two-time Premier League winner wants Liverpool FC to start enjoying their position in the title race

Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp (Photo: New Balance)

James Milner believes Liverpool FC need to embrace their new position in the Premier League title race.

The Reds have seen a seven-point lead evaporate to leave Manchester City a mere three points behind Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Pep Guardiola’s men beat Liverpool FC at The Etihad on 3 January to reduce their rivals’ lead to four points.

Liverpool FC failed to seize the initiative when Newcastle United were 2-1 winners against the defending champions last week.

Leicester City defender Harry Maguire cancelled out Sadio Mane’s goal to deny Liverpool FC three points and a seven-point lead.

Manchester City were emphatic 3-1 winners against Arsenal on Sunday evening to put the pressure back on Liverpool FC.

Sadio Mane broke the deadlock against West Ham on Monday night before Michail Antonio levelled before half-time.

Liverpool FC are three points ahead of Manchester City and the title holders can move level on points with the leaders should they beat Everton on Wednesday.

Milner, though, attempted to remain upbeat about their title prospects despite their recent setbacks.

“It is like that in football. You have ups and downs in your career and you have ups and down within a season,” Milner told Liverpool FC’s website.

“It is about not getting too down and there is such a long way to go, it wouldn’t surprise me if the lead changes hands all the way to the end, but we have to be confident we can get the job done. It is in our hands and there is a long, long way to go.

“I think we should enjoy being in this position, these are the positions you want to play in. It is a lot worse at the bottom end of the league when you are fighting against relegation or playing for nothing in mid-table, so let’s enjoy it and push forward together – ourselves, the fans and the whole club – and embrace it.”

Liverpool FC will welcome Bournemouth to Anfield in their next Premier League game on Saturday afternoon.

The Reds will have the chance to record a much-needed win before Manchester City take on Chelsea FC on Sunday.

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