James Milner has called on his Liverpool teammates to improve on their title-winning campaign or else they could fall behind the pace next season.
James Milner has warned his Liverpool teammates to build on their performances this season as it might not be ‘enough’ next term.
The Reds were by far the best team this season as they cruised to the Premier League title with a record seven games to spare. They’ve waited 30 years for another moment like this and they ended that wait in style.
The question now is whether Liverpool’s season was a one-off or the Reds are indeed stepping into another era of dominance.
After their title triumph, James Milner was the very first Liverpool player to speak about complacency when he insisted Manchester City will come back firing for the title next term.
Given his experience and the fact that he’s played for both City and Liverpool, the 34-year-old is definitely worth listening to.
Once again, Milner has urged his teammates not to rest on their current laurels and aim to improve ahead of next season.
“It’s a short career and you don’t want to waste a season or two seasons thinking, We were that good a team but we took our eye off the ball and didn’t deliver” he said in an interview with Liverpool’s official website.
“That would be criminal and something we definitely don’t want to look back at.”
“We have a couple of weeks to enjoy this and enjoy being champions and then, as soon as next season starts, we have to do our job, get on that field and be even better.”
“If we’re at the level we’re at now next season, it won’t be good enough.”