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James Milner praises Liverpool's togetherness

Milner praises Liverpool's togetherness
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Midfielder James Milner praises the togetherness of Liverpool as the Merseyside giants prepare for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Porto.

Midfielder James Milner has praised the togetherness of Liverpool's squad as Jurgen Klopp contemplates rotation ahead of the fixture with Porto.

Having established a 5-0 advantage from the first leg in Portugal, Klopp is expected to make a number of alterations for the reverse fixture of the Champions league last-16 tie.

Milner is one player who could feature at Anfield on Tuesday night, and the Englishman has moved to credit the contributions of the younger members of the first team.

At a press conference, the 32-year-old told reporters: "The squad is very young. I'm 32 and there aren't many close to us.

"Trent [Alexander-Arnold] and Woody (Ben Woodburn) have been unbelievable both as players and men. Joe Gomez isn't exactly old either.

"We are a young squad and we are learning all the time. Everyone is willing to go the extra mile. If one player doesn't work then other teams pick up on it and pull out the press."

Milner has made 15 starts and 16 substitute outings in all competitions this season.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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