Milner admits leaving Liverpool was an option after being played out of position

James Milner admits leaving Liverpool could have been an option in Jurgen Klopp’s first full season at the club after he was asked to play out of position.


The 34-year-old left Manchester City in 2015 to play more regularly in centre midfield yet spent a lot of the 2016-17 campaign plying his trade at left-back.
Milner’s experience has aided Liverpool in the past few seasons and he signed a new deal in December that runs through to 2022.


But the former England international could have pushed for a move away three years ago and says it took time to adapt to Klopp’s demands on the training pitch.

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On moving to left-back, he told Sky Sports: “It was what the manager needed at the time. There’s always going to be positions you prefer but you do what’s needed for the team.


“I suppose at that point I could have turned around and said, ‘No I don’t want to do that, I want to leave’.

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