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Liverpool veteran James Milner shrugs off Bournemouth heroics

Liverpool veteran James Milner was happy to be part of victory over Bournemouth.

Milner performed superbly while deputising for Andy Robertson at left-back and produced a brilliant goalline clearance in the second half to deny Ryan Fraser a certain equaliser.

“It never is [straightforward] – I don't think any Premier League game is easy to win. It's a boring thing to say but it's true, especially when we've had a couple of performances that weren't at our level," the captain on the day stated.

“Again today we weren't at our best, but many teams would have crumbled after a couple of poor results, plenty of things going on outside the ground with people saying this and that and many teams might have crumbled at one down but we didn't.

“We stayed calm and when you've got the boys up front, how clinical they are, you've always got a chance."

Liverpool have now won 22 consecutive league fixtures at Anfield – an all-time record in the English top flight.

Milner continued: “It's an amazing place to play football. You can see they lifted us today even when things didn't go well at the start.

“The unbelievable teams that have been here over the years, to be up there with those and have a good run is special but we want to just keep on producing performances, hopefully winning trophies and creating history for this club."

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