Liverpool midfielder James Milner has revealed what Jurgen Klopp’s side have learnt from their draw against Arsenal yesterday evening.
In an article published by Mirror Football, Milner thinks that Liverpool must treat their draw against the Gunners as a “learning curve”.
Milner gave Liverpool the lead in the 61st minute but his strike which cemented the two-time Premier League champion’s place in the history books was cancelled out by a late Arsenal equaliser through Alexandre Lacazette.
Milner told Liverpool’s official website after the game:
“[We are] very disappointed really, which is a good thing I suppose, playing away at Arsenal,”
“To be 1-0 up in the second half and not see it out, we are disappointed; with the chances we created we should have scored a few more goals.
“It’s pleasing we are creating those chances, but we could have been a bit more ruthless and maybe not put as much pressure on ourselves not to concede to win the game.”
Milner is currently playing in the 17th Premier League season of his career and the former England international doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
Milner scored the 50th Premier League of his career yesterday and his importance in Jurgen Klopp’s side is unquestionable.
Milner brings a wealth of experience to the table to a relatively inexperienced and young Liverpool side.
The Reds will certainly need to call on every ounce of Milner’s wisdom if they are to mount a serious challenge in the Premier League and Champions League this season.
50th PL goal (in 496th PL app)
1st goal that hasn't been a penalty since March 2016 (last 10 goals had been pens)
Only 2nd goal in 31 career apps v Arsenal pic.twitter.com/YdYihKlqBE
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) November 3, 2018
Milner also talked about how yesterday’s fixture is a learning curve for the Reds:
“This draw is different to Chelsea, for example, so there are ups and downs and things that we can learn,”
“But you can see we are moving forward as a team and we are defending well together. Again, that’s another learning curve for us – to see those sorts of games out.”