Liverpool midfielder James Milner said he’s going to be a Manchester United fan for the first in life hoping they will help Liverpool’s bid to win the Premier League.
James Milner has played for more than two of United’s major rivals Leeds, Manchester City and Liverpool in the course of his 17-year career and more than 600 major games. Milner would be most grateful if United end up doing Liverpool a favour in the Manchester derby at Old Trafford.
Wednesday’s match is Man City’s game in hand over leaders Liverpool and winning would aid Liverpool go a point clear at the summit with three matches more to play.
“First time in my life. But I won’t be watching. It’s a bit of a waste of energy, willing the ball in the other goal.” James Milner replied when he was asked what is his take for United this week.
Though Liverpool haven’t won the domestic title in the Premier League era yet, and they were last called champions of England when they won the old First Division trophy in 1990, but they have strongly maintained their energy to end the barren run with a 2-0 victory away to Cardiff on Sunday, which was granted by James Milner’s penalty goal.
Currently, Liverpool has completed their league campaign with home matches against Huddersfield, who have already been relegated, and Wolves either side of a trip to a Newcastle team.
Meanwhile, Man City is to play away matches against United, Burnley and Brighton as well as a match at home to Leicester.
“There’s three games left after that (United). People think United is a challenge, but it’s not the only one. It’s an old cliche, but the Premier League is tough — whoever you play, teams battling at the bottom. Go back to QPR (when Milner won the title at Man City on the final day) and it’s not easy when you’re playing to win a league title.” James Milner said of City’s finish to the league season.
Liverpool is currently bouncing on 88 points but its not a guarantee that their final game would grant them hope to lift the the Premier League trophy.
“We just need to win the rest of our games. If we do that and it’s not good enough then you have to hold your hands up and say ‘well done City. They are a top team, they have done it before and are grinding it out. It’s frustrating to think we’ve had one defeat all year and it might not be enough. But all we can do is win the rest of our games and put them under pressure.” James Milner said.