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Trent Alexander-Arnold has revealed that the Liverpool youngster Kevin Stewart “gave James Milner a run for his money” in pre-season.
If there is one thing most of Jurgen Klopp‘s squad do not look forward to on returning for pre-season training, it’s the lactate test. Designed to gauge a player’s fitness levels after the short summer break, a series of runs around the pitches, at different intervals and paces, are followed by blood tests to measure for lactic acid.
Milner is invariably the last man standing every pre-season, but in praising the Liverpool vice-captain as he put together his ‘perfect player’ in an interview with Goal, Alexander-Arnold explained how he was run close.
“We are a fit team, there are a lot of players who have great engines – Hendo, Gini, Robbo,” the right-back explained.
“But Milly, I don’t think I’ll ever see anyone as fit as him.
“I remember a few years ago Kev Stewart would give him a run for his money in pre-season.
“But considering his age and how long he’s played for, to still be the fittest player in arguably the fittest team in the world, and by some margin, that takes some doing.”
Stewart made 20 appearances for Klopp’s side, including 11 in the Premier League, before trading Liverpool for Hull in 2017, and with the deal being worth £8 million it effectively paid for Andy Robertson to move the other way.
Source- This Is Anfield
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