Liverpool fans want James Milner at right-back against Leicester
Liverpool host Leicester City on Sunday night in a huge showdown – and some of the Reds supporters on Twitter want to see James Milner start his first Premier League game of the season.
Despite the shock defeat to Aston Villa in October, it’s been a strong start to the new season for Jurgen Klopp’s team as they look to defend their title.
Liverpool are third in the league table ahead of the weekend’s fixture, but their opponent Leicester have topped the table during the international break and are a point better off than them after eight games.
The Reds go into the contest with plenty of injury problems, especially in their defence.
Centre-backs Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez are both sidelined with long-term problems, but first-choice right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold is another out of action for Sunday.
A selection of Liverpool supporters on social media have been discussing the full-back dilemma for Klopp and believe Milner is the answer to the solution.
Milner, who earns £140,000-a-week (Spotrac), is a senior member of the dressing room and has the versatility to play several positions on the pitch.
The 34-year-old hasn’t started a single game in the league so far this season, but has been given plenty of cameos and has still made 11 appearances across all competitions.
The Englishman is most comfortable in the midfield and occasionally drops back into left-back, but it wouldn’t be his first attempt at right-back if he does get the nod.
Here are some Liverpool fans suggesting Milner should be the stand-in for Alexander-Arnold:
I’d start curtis and play millie as a RB
— Patrick (@Patrick_Mutima) November 20, 2020
Milner at RB > Neco
— 𝙇𝙪𝙠𝙢𝙖𝙣🇮🇪𓆉︎ (@GomezAgent) November 19, 2020
With no Hendo & VVD this sunday this screams Milner starting at right back as we will need a leader on the pitch organising and setting the standard.
— Homes (@LFC_Wahome) November 20, 2020
Better be milner at right back https://t.co/cbPRXbOVuP
— Bayley (@BayleyMilligan) November 20, 2020
Fabinho is back and Matip is good just put Milner in RB and all is good
— Andrew🇲🇽 (@AndrewLFC1031) November 19, 2020
Surely Milner at RB, Jones, Gini and Keita midfield…
— Bakes ⚽️ (@J_Baker1995) November 20, 2020
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