James Milner is the consummate professional.
That much has never, ever been in doubt.
He moved to Liverpool because of Brendan Rodgers’ promise that he’d play in central midfield, but the Northern Irishman was sacked just eight games into Milner’s tenure and Jurgen Klopp had other ideas…
The German moved Milner around the midfield, before installing him as our left-back at the beginning of this season.
In fairness, considering he’s most naturally a right-winger and started his career as a striker, he’s done fantastically.
Without a left foot, Milner’s been reliable and rightly kept Spanish international Alberto Moreno out of the side – and is likely to keep his spot even after this upcoming summer transfer window.
The position hasn’t come naturally to our vice-captain though and it’s clear he’d rather play elsewhere.
He told Sky Sports: “It’s the first time I’ve played it in the Premier League and it’s not like getting to learn it on a Sunday with your mates.
“It’s a big change but I’ve always tried to learn throughout my career and I’ve played a lot of positions anyway, so it’s just trying to do the job as well as you can. But it’s about whatever is best for the team.
“Ultimately I just want to be out there playing games and contributing. I haven’t gone to [Klopp].
“He knows how I feel and asked me at the start of the season about my thoughts. I believe that once you’ve committed to something and made a decision you stick to it and do your best.
“There have been times I haven’t enjoyed it and have been frustrated, but I’m enjoying being part of this squad, we’ve got a lot of great players and I think we can be successful. I want to be a part of that.”