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James Milner's performance in 4-0 win v West Ham win had Liverpool fans saying the same thing

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Liverpool got their 2018/2019 Premier League season off to a positive start after defeating West Ham 4-0.

Mohamed Salah picked up where he left off last season after netting his side's opener after 20 minutes.

Sadio Mane then bagged twice either side of half-time to give Liverpool a 3-0 lead with just over half-an-hour left to play.

And Daniel Sturridge came off the bench to complete the route in the final moments.

It really was an extraordinary performance from Liverpool. Klopp's side were well worth their 4-0 victory.

They've been talked about a lot in pre-season. Many feel as if this is the year they could finally break their Premier League duck.

Many of the plaudits will go to Mane, Salah or Naby Keita; all of which were exquisite on the day.

But another player also had a blinding game: James Milner.

The English midfielder was superb throughout. Playing in a midfield role, he was everywhere on the pitch.

The highlight of his game was a superb pull-back for Mane's goal in the first-half. He was eventually awarded man-of-the-match, and rightly so.

At 32 years old, the former Manchester City man's ability shows no signs of wavering. In fact, he seems to be improving season after season.

Milner doesn't always get credit for his performances, but Liverpool fans were all raving about him during West Ham.

And they came to the conclusion that Milner is in fact the most underrated player in the Premier League.

It's a big claim, but one that may be true.

Milner is massively underrated. Going into the season, many considered him to be fifth, maybe even sixth choice centre midfielder at Liverpool.

Many would have had Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (when fully fit) in front of him in the pecking order.

But he has proven today just how good a player he still is.

Liverpool, meanwhile, now go top of the Premier League thanks to their 4-0 victory.

Their next Premier League game will come against Crystal Palace next Monday.

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Naby Keita
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James Milner
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