With the week that Liverpool has had it’s no surprise that vice-captain James Milner is happy to have a match to prepare for. His words on Monday night following the 1-1 draw against his former club Leeds led the way for Liverpool players to protest the proposed Super League.
“Yeah, I think obviously as footballers that’s what you want to concentrate on - the next game,” Milner told Liverpool FC’s website. “So, it’s important that we get that focus and finish the season strongly in the remaining games.”
Liverpool still have to fight to finish top 4 this season and a huge reason why they’re in the position they’re in is because of the home form at Anfield. Milner shared his thoughts on whether or not the Reds have turned a corner at home.
“I think it’s important that you don’t think about that too much. Obviously we know that we struggled for whatever the amount of games was [but] if you get caught up on that then it can become a problem. So for us as players every game is different and you go into it whether you’re on a winning run of 50 games or you’re on a losing run of five, for us every game is completely different so that’s the main thing that we need to concentrate on. Obviously the last couple of performances there have been good, which is pleasing. Two, probably, very different performances as well: I think [against Real] Madrid obviously we played very well and didn’t get the goals that we needed, and the other game we gutted it out and found a way to win. They’re both important [ways] and are going to be important at different stages of the season, so if we can put those both together and finish strongly then hopefully we can achieve what we want to achieve at the end of the season.”