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Liverpool legend Souness: Milner a silent assassin

Liverpool legend Graeme Souness has hailed the influence of James Milner on the current team.

Souness believes the intensity of the Reds midfield is key to their success.

He said, “If you asked any Premier League player who they don't enjoy playing against, they may say that it's hard to get the ball off City, but they would also admit that Liverpool bully you.

“In James Milner, they have a quiet assassin and I don't think I'd particularly enjoy playing against their midfield because they are on you all the time, they want to get physically involved with you – and they steamroller.

“The fact they come after you with an intensity and never leave you alone is great for Liverpool's back four. (Georginio) Wijnaldum, Fabinho, (Jordan) Henderson, ­Milner do a great job for the team. More success will come for them."

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