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James Milner Knows Liverpool Haven’t Been Good Enough

Plenty of soul searching has gone on in the wake of their loss to Fulham.

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None of us want to keep talking about the loss last weekend to Fulham. Or the one against Chelsea. Or Everton. Or, like, basically this whole season. But here we are again.

James Milner, who featured in the match at Anfield on Sunday when the Reds fell to Fulham 1-0, looked back on the most recent loss and how things went wrong.

“We need to be better, we know that,” Milner said. “We know we can perform a lot better but things aren’t happening for us at the moment. I don’t think you can level at the players there’s no effort there – the effort is always there. I don’t think you ever see anyone strolling around, that would never happen with this group of players, it’s an honest group of players.”

Milner thinks the team is missing that spark of luck that can help teams sneak a result even when things aren’t going well.

“But when things aren’t going for you everything is a lot harder; you miss a chance and it hits you a lot harder. You need one to go in off someone’s knee or something and at the moment it’s not happening for us,” he said.

His response is that the players need to “concentrate on the next game. It definitely hurts. When you’re playing for a club with the history of Liverpool, the history we’ve created as a group of players, the standards we’ve set, we’re not hitting them at this moment in time and it’s not good enough.”