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Liverpool midfielder James Milner has spoken out on the European Super League plans. The Reds are one of the 12 teams from Italy, England, and Spain who announced that they will be part of the new ESL.
Jurgen Klopp’s side played a 1-1 draw with Leeds United on Monday as Diego Llorente’s late equalizer canceled out Sadio Mane’s goal.
Asked if the players had discussed the news, Milner told Sky Sports: “I think it’s the same as everyone. There’s a lot of questions. I can only say my own personal opinion: I don’t like it and hopefully it doesn’t happen.”
Asked why he does not like it, Milner added: “Probably the same reasons everyone else has been talking out over the last day or so.
“Obviously for us it’s been difficult with having a game, we’ve been trying to prepare for the game but I can only imagine what’s been said about it and I probably agree with most of it.”
He continued: “I think the players have no say so the welcome we got to the ground tonight was a little bit unjust.
“We’re here to play football and have no control of it. But for us we just need to get on the field and finish the season strong.”
“I think for us we just tried to concentrate on the game because obviously there’s a lot going on. For us we just have to try to be professional and concentrate on the game, that’s the only thing we can control,” Milner added.
“[We became aware] the same as everyone else I think, when it broke yesterday, that’s the first we heard of it.”