James Milner reveals that he was disappointed for not having worked much under former Liverpool manager


Former Liverpool man James Milner says that he liked the former club coach Brendan Rodgers. Milner is a veteran player who left Liverpool last summer on a free transfer. It was Rodgers who brought the Englishman to Anfield in 2015 on a free transfer from Manchester City. The move was historic as he went kn to play for the club for more than 300 games. It was shortly after his signing that the club hired Jurgen Klopp as the new boss. However, the move to appoint the German is one of the biggest achievement in the club’s history as they won it all under his leadership.

Speaking on Football’s Greatest podcast, Milner reveals that he regrets of not working with Brendan for longer time. He said,

“Brendan, like Sir Bobby [Robson], I was unfortunate not to work with him for longer. Great coach, great manager. I liked him a lot for the time that I was with him. Then Jurgen comes in and we didn’t play a slow style under Brendan, it was just the personality of the manager and the standards he wanted.

I remember the first game was Spurs away and the tempo of the game was just like out of this world. Both teams were going at it and the level was just 100%. The training was a lot longer, a lot harder, players were getting injured while they adapted to it but he had to get what his expectations were down early.”

There might be other players as well who may agree with Milner on this. The style of Yorkshire man was a bit different from Klopp but was also good. Nevertheless, the club has reached new heights under the German. Moreover, it is also looking to be back after a huge overhauling in the summer transfer.

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