James Milner shuts down journalist after question over Liverpool title 'concerns'

Liverpool's James Milner

Liverpool have experienced their first blip of the 2018/19 season in the last few games.

Prior to their home game with Leicester last week, the Reds had not surrendered a single point to a Premier League side outside of the top six.

The Foxes ended that incredible run courtesy of a Harry Maguire header, with Claude Puel's side leaving Anfield with an unlikely 1-1 draw.

Manchester City had lost their midweek game away at Newcastle, but Liverpool failed to capitalise and increase their lead to seven points.

And on Monday night, Jurgen Klopp's side could only manage a 1-1 draw away at West Ham, with City beating Arsenal 3-1 on Sunday, meaning the gap stands at just three points.

If Pep Guardiola's side can beat Everton tonight, they will go top for the first time since December, with Liverpool hosting Bournemouth on the weekend.

City are now seen by many as the favourites to win back-to-back titles, with even Liverpool fans noticing some flaws in their game of late.

However, something popped up late Tuesday night which seemed to really galvanise and rejuvenate the wounded Liverpool fan base.

A short seven-second clip emerged of James Milner responding to a journalist's question about his 'concerns' over the title race.

You can watch the footage below.

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https://twitter.com/TheRedmenTV/status/1092915266139418625

The journalists asks: "Are you concerned?"

Milner then replies: "Concerned being top of the league in February? No. I'm happy. Thank you."

What a response from a player who is already a fan favourite - the walk-off really makes it.

Milner has had to deputise at right-back in recent weeks due to the injuries picked up by Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez.

Milner in action vs West Ham

The utility man struggled in the role against West Ham's Felipe Anderson, but did provide the assist for Sadio Mane's opening goal - despite being about three yards offside.

Against Bournemouth on Saturday, Klopp may want to use Fabinho at right-back, with the Brazilian playing in the role with his national team on several occasions.

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