Date: 3rd October 2016 at 3:47pm
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Liverpool are represented in the latest Premier League team of the week that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

Actually Garth is now down as a ‘Football Analyst’ these days, a posh term for a pundit then!

The performance by James Milner in the two one victory over Swansea City at the weekend at the Liberty Stadium was enough to earn them a place in the side alongside the other, in the opinion of the former Spurs striker anyway, most impressive performers in the topflight over the latest weekend.

I think we’ll already know ourselves, and not just based on the latest performance, why Crooks, we’ll also not argue with it, selected Milner as part of his team but explaining his choice he told the BBC.

‘If you have a player with a cool head and a decent right foot they are quite capable of digging a team out of a very tight situation. That is precisely what Milner did with his re-enactment of the Antonin Panenka-like penalty kick. Of course, there will be a generation of youngsters who will begin to copy the technique without having a Scooby Doo where the idea originated or under what circumstances. However, none of that will interest Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin whose team continue to play well but are destroying their chances of survival in the Premier League by panicking in their own penalty area. What will help Guidolin is understanding the basic principle that it doesn’t matter if you are James Milner or Antonin Penenka, if you can’t handle the pressure, you can’t possibly be successful at the highest level.’

It’s always good to see the club represented in this way, and well played to Milner for his recognition, but the most important thing about the weekend was of course the three points.

Full Team:

Lee Grant (Stoke City), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur), Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur), James Milner (Liverpool), Willian (Chelsea), N’Golo Kante (Chelsea), Dimitri Payet (West Ham), Troy Deeney (Watford), Diego Costa (Chelsea), Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur).

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