Jams Milner says he is trying to learn the left back role as fast as possible, according to the Liverpool Echo.
Jurgen Klopp has deployed James Milner at left-back in recent games after the ineptitude of Alberto Moreno against Arsenal nearly cost the Reds big time. Despite, Moreno being a defensive liability, Klopp turned down the chance to sign a new left-back this summer, opting to try and coach the Spaniard into a quality defender.
Milner has taken up the mantle of the club’s first choice left-back and he has done a solid job. He was part of a tidy defence that did well against Tottenham last week, albeit Milner was at fault for the goal, allowing Eric Dier in down the right-hand side.
However, the Englishman is still learning the role and, in the modern game, fullback is one of the most unforgiving positions. That being said, Milner is diligent and a man’s man, and is prepared to work at it in order to improve.
“It’s new for me and I’m learning as fast as I can. There are pluses and minuses to it,” he told the Liverpool Echo.
“Hopefully, I can keep the mistakes to a minimum and do what I can for the team. I think I have adapted throughout my career to playing different positions and hopefully, my experience and my time in football can help me.”
Anything is better than Moreno making these kind of challenges…