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Milner: “Klopp’s energy is the key”

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Liverpool started the Premier League campaign strongly this season after winning each of their eight opening matches.

With such winning streak came the top of the table. However, to add to Liverpool’s amazing start, City is stumbling and the Citizens are now eight points behind.

Last season’s Premier League race was thrilling. In the end, Liverpool won the Champions League, but it seemed almost like a solitary award for the Reds.

However, they aren’t giving anything up this season. One of the crucial parts of a successful Liverpool system is James Milner.

MADRID, SPAIN – JUNE 01: James Milner of Liverpool celebrates with the Champions League Trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on June 01, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

The versatile midfielder can often be seen filling in the fullbacks, as his adaptability is unmatched.

The Englishman spoke to Liverpool’s official website, speaking about Klopp’s importance to the club:

“The biggest thing with the manager is that what you see is what you get.

“He doesn’t have one front for the cameras and then he’s completely different with the players.

“He’s honest with the players and he lives every minute of it. He’s on the side and he’s bouncing around, he wants to be out there. That energy’s big for us when we’re down.

“He seems to judge it right, when to put an arm round the shoulder after a game.

“If we haven’t played well or something, he knows what to say at half-time, or if you need a rocket he’ll give you that as well. He seems to judge those situations very well.”

Finally, Milner concluded that he’s still learning all the time:

“I think I’ve been fortunate enough to be playing a long time and played with some great players and under some great managers, but every single day you go out on that field you can learn something.