The Liverpool midfielder is happy after his team defeated Bournemouth 3-0 in Saturday’s English Premier League fixture.
Sadio Mane, Georginio Wijnaldum, and Mohamed Salah scored one goal each to five Liverpool the 3-0 win over Bournemouth in the English Premier League on Saturday.
The Reds continue in first place in the table, after winning 20 out of their 26 matches, drawing five times and losing once.
And for midfielder James Milner, the reason they are playing their best is that they are enjoying playing football.
“If you are enjoying your football, then you play your best football,” he explained to Liverpool’s official webpage.
“With the quality, we have in our squad, it’s just about the players relaxing and playing to their strengths.”
“Give it to Mo. Give it to Sadio. Let them do the stepovers, let them do the turns and the skills,” he added.
“That’s what they are good at. That’s what we have to do, the lads behind them – give them a solid base and give them plenty of the ball and let them go and express themselves.”
“It was a better performance. There was more energy and more counter-pressing, which was good. We created some chances,” the English footballer continued.
“In the second half, maybe we came off the gas slightly, but we were still creating chances going forward and could have had more.”
“But maybe the defensive side wasn’t as good and that allowed them to have a few chances. But all in all, I think it says a lot about the squad,” he commented.
“The preparation was disrupted again with a few illnesses and things like that, so it shows the character within the squad and the quality that’s there as well.”
“We started the game really well and the crowd set the tempo as well. They were brilliant from the start, even in the warm-up,” he spoke about how thankful he was for the fans’ support.
“There was just a different feel around the whole place and that’s what we want. We are all in it together, that unity.”
“That’s everyone at Melwood and everyone in the squad, at the club and the fans as well. They did their job and we managed to do ours – 3-0 and hopefully we can keep that going,” he concluded.
That Anfield atmosphere. ⚡️😍 pic.twitter.com/qdjIbkTuxA
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