Psycho praise for Liverpool’s Milner

James Pearce

Former England defender Stuart Pearce believes James Milner is one of the Premier League’s all-time greatest players.

The 32-year-old Liverpool midfielder has started all of our games so far this season and has played a full 90 minutes in 4 of them including Saturday’s 2-1 Premier League win at Tottenham.

Milner’s a popular member of the Liverpool squad and he’s just as popular with the supporters too, just as he was at Leeds United, Newcastle United, Aston Villa and Manchester City, due to his workrate and just the fact that he’s an all round good egg.

Former professionals, often single out Milner for praise and former England hardman Stuart Pearce is the latest to chime in with his support.

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Speaking to talkSPORT, Psycho said: “There’s a saying in boxing on who is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. I think Milner is the best pound-for-pound footballer in the Premier League, potentially that there has ever been.

“I don’t think he’s been the best footballer by a million miles but you should throw everything into the mix like professionalism.

“He’s 32 years old now and he’s ridiculously low maintenance and I’ve never seen one detrimental story about Milner in the papers.

“He’s probably run more than any player that’s taken to the pitch over those last 16 years, he’s played over 130 games at all age groups for the England national team.

“At one stage Manchester City thought he was surplus to requirements and he went to Liverpool. Then all of a sudden he plays a season at left back for Liverpool and he’s fantastic there.

“You just can’t keep him down. He will not go under.”