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Milner happy with England partnership alongside Liverpool fullback Johnson

Aston Villa midfielder James Milner is happy with his partnership with Liverpool fullback Glen Johnson for England.

Milner hopes that the encouraging signs from his partnership with Johnson down the right can be a major factor in England's progression in the World Cup.

They formed a strong bond against Slovenia and Milner believes they can do the same against Germany which he says will be the biggest game of his life.

Milner said: "The more you play with a full back helps. You've got pairings all over the field, the centre-backs, the two in midfield and up front and another is the full-back and the winger.

"It's easier to play when you have somebody of Glen Johnson's quality behind you. He's a top player, fantastic going forward, talks to you all the time and overlaps and he is good defensively. He's a great player and to have him behind me means I know that he will be there for me.

"I think this will be the biggest game of my career. You are lucky to be playing in a World Cup for your country. Each game becomes the biggest one yet but now it's knock-out.

"The last game was a bit like knock-out but this is real knock-out football. England against Germany is a massive game, at whatever level it is, from under-16s to the full side. It's got a great history and great occasion about the match."

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