Jurgen Klopp raves about ‘incredibly important’ Liverpool FC star

Jurgen Klopp raves about James Milner after Liverpool FC's 2-1 win over Leicester City

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp (Photo: New Balance)

Jurgen Klopp has heaped praise on James Milner after the veteran midfielder helped Liverpool FC to continue their winning run against Leicester City on Saturday.

The Englishman scored a stoppage-time winner for the Reds from the penalty spot to wrap up a 2-1 victory over Leicester City in the Premier League at Anfield.

The victory ensured that Liverpool FC preserved their 100 per cent start to the season and left them with eight wins from their opening eight top-flight games.

Sadio Mane had opened the scoring for the Reds in the 40th minute at Anfield, but Leicester City drew level in the 80th minute thanks to James Maddison’s low finish.

However, Milner stepped up to slot home the winning goal in the 95th minute after Marc Albrighton had fouled Mane in the box.

Milner has proven himself to be a key figure with experience for the Reds in recent months.

And Klopp could not hide his delight at the way he has been able to rely on the 33-year-old of late.

Speaking at his post-match news conference, Klopp said: “I’m really not sure if I’ve said all the positive things about James Milner, no problem to do it again.

“Not only today, in general, how incredibly important he is. Today it was a super game but not even Millie can play 12 games in a row or whatever, it’s just too demanding and all that stuff.

“But yeah, very good performance, the pass for the first [goal] is just smart.

“Unfortunately you need to have a few games in your legs probably to know about the situation, but we had a lot of these situations. We played a few smart passes for the boys.

“We obviously changed formation a little bit, we brought Mo in the centre, Sadio and Bobby more in the position 10 [against] the opponent who could train a full week to prepare for us – [that’s] what we cannot do.”

Liverpool FC head into the international break flying high at the top of the Premier League table ahead of their trip to Manchester United in their next game.

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