James Milner has been speaking about how hard he has been working in a bid to learn the left-back role Klopp wants him to fulfil.
The ex-City man is more accustomed to playing as part of the attacking unit, but has already started as a left-back twice this season.
It’s a position it looks like he will have to get used to.
“It’s new for me and I’m learning as fast as I can. Hopefully I can keep the mistakes to a minimum and do what I can for the team,” he said (via Echo).
“I think I have adapted throughout my career to playing different positions and this one is different as well. Hopefully my experience and my time in football can help me.”
What was most revealing, however, was when he spoke about the futility of speaking to his fellow pros about the role:
“It is a bit irrelevant to speak to someone who has played there in the past as the way that this manager plays is very different to a left-back say five years ago,” he admitted.
“A lot of time in this team you are like a winger and on the front foot.
“So I could speak to other left backs but the way this manager wants his full-backs to play is completely different to how other managers want them to play.”
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