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Liverpool veteran Milner: I don't watch Man City; I thought Klopp would phase me out

Liverpool vice-captain James Milner admits he never watches title rivals Manchester City.

The two teams are neck-and-neck going into the final week of the season, with City three points ahead of quadruple-chasing Liverpool - who contest the FA Cup final today against Chelsea - with two games left.

Milner told the Athletic: "I never, ever watch their games. It was the same when I was at City and it was going down to the wire.

"You sit there, so tense, hoping, a waste of energy. I can't do anything about it."

Speaking about his first season or two under Klopp, he said: "I had a season at left-back.

"Looking back now, I don't know whether the manager thought I was going to be here or whether he thought I'd be phased out — I was probably at the back of the queue — but I managed to find my way back in.

"You have spells like that at every club, where it's make-or-break. That's a proud time for me because I managed to fight my way back into midfield and I'm still here now."

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