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Jurgen Klopp hails James Milner as the complete football player

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hailed James Milner as the “complete football player” after Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

Milner captained the Reds in the absence of Jordan Henderson and clearly made a big impression on his new boss.

"James Milner? The complete football player.” Klopp was quoted as saying by Goal.com. “The perfect professional. A machine."

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Prior to the weekend’s round of Premier League matches, Milner had covered more ground in England’s top division since the start of this season than any other player.

The England international produced another assured display at White Hart Lane as Klopp got his Liverpool tenure off to a reasonably decent start.

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Klopp assesses other Liverpool stars

The former Borussia Dortmund head coach also assessed the performances of several other Liverpool players, including Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho.

"Of course we should play better football,” Klopp conceded. “Not because I say but because we can.

"I'm not sure how many games you saw like this from Adam Lallana? What do you think? I have known of him since he was at Southampton and knew he can do 20 to 30 per cent more.

"Philippe Coutinho? Do you not think he can play better football than that? Of course, he can.

"Lucas? You don't think he can play balls on the right and left? Of course he can.

"Emre Can? Learning between running and passing. He can learn.”

Decent start for Klopp - tough challenges ahead

Klopp will be pleased that Liverpool had more possession than Tottenham and managed to have 12 shots at goal - per BBC Sport - particularly without several of the club’s key players, including Henderson and Daniel Sturridge, at his disposal.

On Thursday, Klopp takes charge of his first match at Anfield - against Rubin Kazan in the Europa League - before Sunday afternoon’s Premier League home fixture against Southampton.

Liverpool fans are still riding the crest of a wave following their new manager’s arrival, and their enthusiasm has not died down following Saturday’s goalless draw against Spurs.

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