James Milner: Man Utd should be scared of Liverpool

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James Milner of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Swansea, Wales.
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James Milner reckons that Manchester United should be afraid of Liverpool after the Merseysiders got off to a blistering start in the 2016/17 season.

Liverpool won their fifth game of the season after a spirited comeback against Swansea City. While the performance from the Reds wasn’t oozing with class like the demolition of Hull City at Anfield last week, Jurgen Klopp’s side showed their spirit.

It can be said that Liverpool had a first half to forget at the Liberty Stadium, however, in the second half there was a collective push to get back into the game and there were far more glimpses of the pacy, dangerous Liverpool attack that was on display against Hull City a week prior.

James Milner scored the winning goal from the penalty spot after Roberto Firmino was fouled in the box. The goalscorer, according to the Daily Star, has warned Manchester United of Liverpool’s attacking prowess.

“We’ve got a big game when we come back and hopefully everyone will return from international duty fully fit,” Milner said.

“There’s a long way to go in the title race and it’s early stages but we know we can beat anyone on our day and we’ve got to keep that going.

“The good thing is that we can only get better. I’m only 30 and so I’m pretty much one of the oldest, which is disappointing for me but pleasing when you look at how youthful our squad is and the room for improvement.”

Milner has played for both Leeds and United’s neighbours Manchester City. There is no doubting that the Englishman knows what it means to play the Red Devils and having his experience and professionalism against a dangerous side will certainly come in handy.

Liverpool is currently fourth in the league, behind Arsenal on goal difference. 2 points separate fourth place and Manchester City, who are first. There is no disputing that Liverpool has made a good start to the season, but Arsenal and Spurs are ready for the Reds’ challenge – and they should be.

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Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.

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