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Liverpool veteran Milner on Man City title battle: Not personal

Liverpool veteran James Milner insists their title battle with Manchester City isn't personal.

Milner opted to swap ­Manchester for Merseyside after rejecting the offer of a new contract in the summer of 2015. But at 33, the Yorkshireman is too experienced to say that beating his former club would make a Liverpool title win sweeter.

Milner said: “It is special any time you win the Premier League ­because it is so damned hard to do. We are up against a team that is being spoken about as one of the best teams we've ever seen and we are going toe-to-toe with them.

“Hopefully we'll get over the line but, if not, we can look back knowing we have done everything we can and then go again next year.

“There's certainly no tug of emotion with it being City we're up against.

“I had a great five years there, won every trophy in England, and I don't have any extra ­motivation because it's City.

“Of course, they are in the driving seat. We could win all our games and it still might not be enough."

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