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Jurgen Klopp has made an admission on Liverpool ace, saying he ‘doesn’t like’ playing in the position he has been asked.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Klopp has been speaking about the team’s right-back position after Trent Alexander-Arnold was ruled out of the game against Manchester City.
The Reds’ manager revealed that he asked James Milner to deal at the right-back, but the latter doesn’t like playing there, despite being utilised there twice this season.
“I’m not sure James knows already all the positions he can play. He doesn’t like the position, but he plays it really exceptionally well because he’s a smart footballer and he likes to be involved in the game,” Klopp said.
“That’s why he always thought he had to play in the middle of the park, but with the way we play, the right-back is quite influential, has quite a lot of possession, opportunities to be influential in the game and stuff like this, so in the moment I think he thinks it’s OK to play there.
“We didn’t make the decision yet, but if he plays there – or he is used to play there, like in the last few games – he did really well, that’s true. He is just a very important part of the squad, not only if he plays – when he plays as well, but in the dressing room he is an incredibly influential player.”
Milner may not like playing right-back but you can be sure that he’ll do a great job if he’s asked to play there.
Source – hitc