Wijnaldum is a huge fan of Milner's versatility.

Gini Wijnaldum raved about James Milner after Bournemouth 0-4 Liverpool

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James Milner is one of the many Liverpool players who have enjoyed a ‘career revival’ of sorts since the arrival of the enigmatic Jurgen Klopp.

Prior to his move to Anfield, Milner struggled to stake his claim as a regular starter in a Manchester City side who were on the verge of conquering the world.

Now, under Klopp, the 32-year-old has proven himself as a real swiss army knife of a player, featuring throughout Liverpool’s midfield and even doing a decent job as a full-back.

Milner has garnered some well-earned praise for his efforts from fans and punters alike. However, one team-mate in particular has gone as far as suggesting he is, in fact, one of the best in the world.

Gini Wijnaldum is another Liverpool midfielder who has thrived under the guise of Jurgen Klopp, and says that no player compares to Milner when it comes to certain aspects of his game.

After the Reds’ emphatic 4-0 away win on Saturday, Wijnaldum said, per the Star on Sunday:

“Which player in the world can you play in every position in a team and he will do really well in all of those positions?

“There is no-one, apart from Milner.


“He has played in so many different roles and he is always brilliant. That’s why I rate him among the very best at the top.”

Milner recorded his 500th cap for the Reds on Saturday, an achievement that was noticed by Mohamed Salah, who insisted on Milner receiving his man-of-the-match award.

Wijnaldum continued, praising the former Villa and Man City man for his versatility and attitude.

He said: “What Milner is capable of at this level I have never seen other players do.

“Wherever the boss puts him on the pitch he will always be better than his opponent and will always do a great job for the team.

“Some players get frustrated when they have to switch positions. But with Milner, you’ll never see a mood swing. His attitude just stays the same.”

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Well, that’s quite the statement from the Dutchman.

Do you think Wijnaldum may be getting carried away? Or do you think he has a point? Let us know in the comments section.

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