Milner says that Liverpool’s concern is having a strong start to the season

Liverpool midfielder James Milner has said that the club is happy to let others talk about their chances in the Premier League. The Reds had a good campaign last season. They reached the Champions League final for the first time in more than a decade. Their squad looks stronger with the addition of Naby Keita, Fabinho and Alisson. They began their season strongly with a 4-0 drubbing of West Ham. However, Milner said that that result is not letting the club get carried away.

When asked if the 4-0 win over West Ham could be the start of a title-winning campaign, Milner replied, “Obviously, you guys (in the media) are going to discuss it. For us, we just want to start the season well and keep improving as a squad, and see where that takes us. We feel we can beat anyone on our day and we have proved that, but it is about having that consistency.

We all know how difficult it is to win a League title, to have the consistency over 38 games. We will let other people talk about the challenges, and it is down to us to just go out there and perform, and get as many points as we can.”

Milner added, “We had a very good squad before and the additions we have made are very strong. You look at the team that started the game (last weekend) and the players on the bench – and even the players who were injured and didn’t make the squad. It is very strong and that is exactly what you need, all the best teams have that strength in depth and competition for places. It is not easy changing teams and learning a new system as well – and the way we play is different to a lot of teams, so it is going to take time. But they have settled in well already and I am sure they will get better and better.”

Liverpool play their next Premier League fixture against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Tuesday.

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