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“There are worse places to be playing football”: James Milner reaches landmark career milestone


James Milner reached a milestone for Liverpool this weekend when he came off the bench at Goodison Park to make his 600th league appearance.

Despite a Football League appearance for Swindon Town in 2003, all of Milner’s appearances have come in the Premier League for Manchester City, Leeds, Newcastle, Aston Villa and Liverpool.

It’s been a rocky start to the season for Milner and Liverpool with many fans claiming the midfielder is surplus to requirements at Anfield.

Nevertheless, speaking to Liverpool’s official club website Milner chatted about reaching the milestone.

“You hit milestones and numbers of games, and when you say that number, it is a lot!”

Milner went on to say that he wants to keep fighting for his place at Liverpool and make the club as successful as possible.

“But for me I just want to keep contributing as much as I can at the football club, and that means every day in training and in every game to try to make as big an impact as I can to make the football club successful.”

The midfielder suggested that he still has plenty of playing time ahead of him.

“I feel good and you’re a long time retired, so I want to keep playing for as long as I can.”

Liverpool’s no.7 said there are worse places to be at this stage of his career.

“And let’s face it, there are worse places to be playing football than for Liverpool Football Club. So it’s great to be here and I enjoy the pressure and I enjoy the drive.”

Liverpool’s vice-captain is currently fourth on the Premier League’s all-time appearances list and will be hoping to leapfrog Frank Lampard next who had a total of 609 appearances.

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