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Cascarino: Liverpool better selling Coutinho and placing Milner in midfield

Former Aston Villa striker Tony Cascarino says Liverpool veteran James Milner deserves Premier League legend status.

Writing for The Times, Cascarino reasoned: "James Milner has played for Leeds United, Newcastle United, Aston Villa, Manchester City and Liverpool, and has been very good for all of them.

"There are few people who can say they have excelled for every club that they have played for.

"On Saturday against Brighton & Hove Albion he probably could have got Yves Bissouma sent off for a heavy tackle, but he got straight back to his feet and did not make a fuss.

"He is the opposite of Neymar. He is not the most skilful but he gives Liverpool something extra.

"Milner lost his left-back position, but he has worked his way back in.

"Even though Jürgen Klopp sold Coutinho, he has gained something by having Milner in midfield because he does the basics so well.

"We talk of Premier League legends, but Milner has been a professional since he was 16.

"He won titles with City and now he is part of an excellent Liverpool team — and has played in several positions."

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