Decent player, Can do a number of jobs in tricky away games, I would take him if the price is right although I do think we and the squad need a big boost with a major signing.
One of Reus or Di Maria would do nicely would love one of those.
Milner may not be a sexy signing but he hardly deserves the dismissive, snotty attitude of most posters here. He wld give his all every time he was asked to play. He's a decent central midfielder (to one paced out wide) who'd undertake his defensive duties and he can keep possession. We're probably not going to sign him, but if we did he'd do a good job
I'd also suggest that in terms of us trying to attract 'top' players that might also be courted by other top clubs - we are probably not the first choice for such players and it may well be the case that we have to wait for them to agree to join us.
If Reus or Isco for example are genuinely available this summer I doubt either are dreaming of a move to Liverpool.
We COULD do what the likes of City have done in recent seasons of going in hard and high with a big bid and huge wage package that effectively rules out the competition, but we're not that sort of club and we're not in that position, so the best we can do at this stage is express an interest and hope that richer clubs don't make a move.
There are only so many players in that sort of bracket and the richer clubs probably won't sign all of them.
Last summer followed a similar pattern where we filled out the squad and then made moves for Mkhitaryan, Willian & Costa and also brought in Sakho.
I probably would echo a few posters here in saying quite where he'd fit in here if link was true I couldn't be sure and I don't think it would seem like a smart move unless you're getting great value and see Lallana wide. I do think he's vastly under rated by most fans and not through his own faults as most would suggest.
In his youth career he was essentially a central midfielder or playing just off the striker. Very early on as he showed talent as normally happens he was given game time wide and did well. It's lead some people and with good reason as he's spent a lot of his time there to see him as a wide player.
He can be effective wide but by far his best season was playing central midfield for Villa. He scored 12 goals from central midfield that season and it led to City paying decent money for him.
Now he's not good enough to play centre mid for City or England so often he'll find himself wide. He's not really good enough to command a regular place here centrally, in fact he isn't but he's far from a poor player.
At the right club he'd get plenty of goals from central midfield but finds himself just outside that top bracket of clubs.
I could see his use but I repeat he'd only be a squad player..
Hopefully it's just a meaningless link.
In the games we play Lambert up top, teams would want him away from the box and walk up the pitch and Lambert drops deep beautifully and Milner getting beyond into the space from midfield would work against a high line.
In addition if you're counter attacking with pace through Sturridge, Sterling and Markovic and you want support from central midfield to add to the attack just like Lampard did for Chelsea then you could use Milner to good effect.
So he wouldn't be useless there would tactical situations he would certainly benefit us but perhaps not enough to warrant buying him in my eyes but who knows how Rodgers sees it?
Awful-Awful-Awful player. It would be like having two Moses at the club but twice as bad in one body!
Sterling can but in a 4-3-3 you wouldn't have him centre mid would you?
I've given you tactical examples of where he'd be of use, meaning he wouldn't be useless but I'm not saying I'd sign him.
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