‘He’s got everything’: James Milner backs ‘magnificent’ Liverpool player to explode when the league restarts
After a disappointing start to the campaign, a positive result against one of their biggest rivals could set the tone for the rest of the season.
Milner was talking about his entire playing career, and the current squad at Liverpool.
Since arriving at Anfield in 2015, Milner has won every major trophy he could have dreamed of.
At 36, he’s no longer an important player on the pitch for Jurgen Klopp, however, his experience and guidance off the field is invaluable.
He was very complimentary about the next generation of players coming through at the club.
However, Milner has backed Darwin Nunez to have a brilliant second half of the season.
The Uruguayan enjoyed a disappointing World Cup campaign, failing to progress through the group stages.
It’s given him plenty of time to get back up to speed in training before Liverpool’s campaign restarts.
Milner backs Nunez when Liverpool return to action
Foster asked Milner about the 23-year-old forward, and he said: “I think he’s got everything to score a lot of goals at Liverpool.
“It’s obviously a new country, he can’t speak too much English yet, but he’s a great lad, some of the banter he’s having and he’s learning English.
“I think people will underestimate how difficult that is. Yeah, it’s the same sport football but you’re moving your whole family, you don’t understand the language, different food, different weather.
“The Premier League’s completely different, it’s a big step, and it can take time.
“But, the attributes he has, the finishing, [with] both feet, in the air, works so hard, yeah, he’ll be top, no doubt about that.”
The ‘magnificent’ attacker may have to play out of position when he returns to action.
It’s not his best position, with Nunez showing glimpses before the World Cup break of how deadly he can be in front of goal.
Milner has back Nunez to be brilliant at the restart, and Klopp will hope he can hit top form quickly.
Liverpool’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League depend on the likes of Nunez hitting the ground running.
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