Liverpool have had some workhorses at the club over the years. Players who run themselves into the ground for the good of the team. Few embody that relentless mentality better than the most senior member of the squad and he’s come in for some plaudits. Micah Richards has heaped praise on James Milner.
James Milner veteran midfielder
Now 35-years-old, James Milner has had a long and successful career in football.
The veteran midfielder began his senior career with Leeds United, making his debut in 2002.
Milly then joined Newcastle United before spending time at Aston Villa.
The midfielder then enjoyed great success at Manchester City.
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He won the Premier League twice in Manchester before joining Liverpool on a free transfer.
Since his switch to Anfield he’s won the Champions League, Premier League and Club World Cup.
Micah Richards on James Milner
There’s millions of players out there who’ve played alongside our midfield veteran.
When you’ve been around the game as long as he has, you rack up a lot of teammates.
Ex-teammate Micah Richards has heaped praise on James Milner, writing in his BBC column:
“Like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, he is one of those players who can just keep on going. I honestly think Milner could still be playing in the Premier League aged 40, if he wants to.
“His mindset is astonishing; he never has a day off. Out of everything I’ve said, it is that character and experience that will really make the difference for Liverpool with what they are going through now.
“I thought he was disrespected for long parts of his career because the focus was always on his work-rate when he has a lot more to his game than just fantastic energy.
“I have been around some unbelievable players at club and international level, but he is one of the most inspirational people I have met.
What RTK has to say
Micah Richards has got James Milner spot on.
The midfielder is one of the most astounding footballers of our time.
He doesn’t get enough praise or credit for what he’s done in the game.
He’s been around forever, he’s won it all and he’s done it in every position.
What’s more, he’s still going. The man is 35-years-old and he is still performing at the highest level.
We are lucky to have him.