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Has this Liverpool midfielder actually made himself undroppable?

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Has this Liverpool midfielder actually made himself undroppable?

Liverpool midfielder James Milner enjoyed yet another fantastic performance for the club.

The Reds edged past French champions Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 in their first Champions League outing of the season, courtesy of a last-gasp Roberto Firmino winner.

Jurgen Klopp’s side were much the better team at Anfield.

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The English giants dominated the game and perhaps should have won by a greater scoreline in the end.

PSG looked dangerous in parts but allowed Liverpool to play their usual game of free-flowing football with relentless pressing.

And at the very heart of it all, once again, was Milner

Milner stars again

The midfield dynamo was absolutely excellent in the middle of the park.

He put in another tireless performance and showed great quality in possession, and typical grit and determination.

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He didn’t give the PSG players a moment’s rest, and really let the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe know he was there.


Milner also showed nerves of steel to bag a first-half penalty.

It was very much a case of him picking up where he left off, following a stellar European campaign last year.

Is he indispensable to Klopp?

It can now certainly be argued that Milner must play every game he can for Liverpool.

He totally epitomises the Klopp way, and just seems completely invaluable to everything that the Reds do.

Not only is he brilliant at hounding people, but he has fantastic quality on the ball too.

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Milner does everything, and he does everything well.

He may be the wrong side of 30 but remarkably he looks fitter than ever, and it’s difficult to see how Klopp can possibly drop him – he has to be one of the first names on the teamsheet at the moment.

Fabinho and Naby Keita were signed for a combined £95 million in the summer, but free signing from 2015 Milner won’t be dislodged without a fight.

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