Liverpool can’t afford to get carried away by their Premier League triumph and must remain hungry for fulfillment if they’re to compete with nearest rivals Manchester City subsequent season, based on skilled midfielder James Milner.
Liverpool’s 30-year wait for his or her 19th English top-flight title ended on Thursday when two-times defending champions City misplaced to Chelsea, giving Juergen Klopp’s facet an unassailable 23-point lead with seven video games left.
Milner, who gained two Premier League titles with City earlier than becoming a member of Liverpool in 2015, expects a robust response from Pep Guardiola’s staff.
“You see how tough it’s for any staff to defend the title,” Milner, 34, advised the Times. “City managed it final season … however they tried twice earlier than and failed.”
“This Liverpool staff has proven we are able to take care of disappointment. Can we now present that we are able to take care of success? Being pretty much as good subsequent 12 months as we have been this 12 months gained’t be sufficient, City will increase their recreation and so will different golf equipment,” Milner stated.
Milner stated his facet have the power of character to deal with the stress of being champions.
“We are actually there to be shot at and now we have to be sufficiently big to take care of that. It’s not a staff that might ever go into autopilot. I don’t assume now we have these kind of characters and attitudes,” he added.