News — August 7, 2015 16:04

Milner Named As Vice-Captain

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New signing James Milner has been named as Liverpool’s Vice-Captain.

Speaking ahead of Sunday’s opener at Stoke City at today’s his pre-match press conference, Brendan was quick to praise James Milner:

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“He is someone I admired from the outside for a long time. He’s played at this level since he was 16 years of age and has played for some fantastic clubs.

“He went to Man City and did a great job and when the possibility he was going to be available, obviously you’re surprised but then you’re hoping you can get him to come to your club because he’s the type of player who gives everything.

“His actual football talent has probably gone under the radar because he’s played around some outstanding talents, but this is a guy who works tirelessly at his game. He’s in here at 7.45am in the morning making sure he’s prepared for his training, getting all of his food supplements and getting everything correct before training – he’s in two-and-a-half hours before he trains and then does his work, gives his maximum. He prepares himself like an elite player should.

“He’s also got big character and a big mentality, and I felt we needed that in the team to the extent where he will be the vice-captain this year.”

An interesting move by the manager, when many may have thought Martin Skrtel to be the natural choice. Do you agree with Rodgers’s choice? Who would have been your choice?

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