James Milner will be lining up in red next season (via BBC), and looks to be an excellent free signing. He splits opinion among fans, but ex-Liverpool star Gary McAllister has backed him to succeed and hailed Brendan Rodgers for securing his signature.
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We signed the England international from Manchester City after he came to the end of his contract, and have got ourselves an extremely experienced, hard working, and versatile player.
McAllister gave the signing his stamp of approval, and highlighted the huge number of qualities the 29-year-old possesses. He insists that any top four team would want to count Milner among their numbers, and along with another few quality signings, that is where we will be next season.
“He’s obviously a very experienced player,” McAllister said, as quoted by LFC.com.
“I think it’s a very good signing. James Milner is the type of player most clubs in the top half of the table, the teams that have qualified for the Champions League, would all be delighted to get James Milner on their books.
“He’s a quality player, he can play in three or four different positions and he’s a very, very experienced international footballer.”
Arguably Milner’s best quality is his work-rate, and the former Man Cit man is a real professional. He will no doubt prove a quality addition to the side, and I for one can’t wait to see him step onto the pitch at Anfield.