Liverpool pre-season: James Milner demonstrates insane fitness levels once again

Liverpool's Milner

James Milner has shown off his incredible fitness levels yet again as Liverpool prepare for the new football season.

The Premier League returns in little under two weeks and the Reds are continuing their preparations in what could well be another mammoth chase to the title with Manchester City, who pipped them again last season.

Known for their relentless pressing style drilled into them by Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool players must be prepared to run through walls to succeed. And it’s Milner again who is setting the standard.

Now 36 years old, Milner continues to prove a vital rotation arm to Klopp despite his advancing age. A lot of that can be put down to his impeccable fitness, which he works tirelessly to maintain.

One of the most willing runners in the Premier League, the Englishman is always in serious shape and sets lofty standards for his teammates to follow, which benefits the Reds massively.

Being in insanely good shape has become synonymous with Milner in recent years, particularly online among Premier League and more so Liverpool fans, thus it is no surprise to see him looking like an absolute machine once again.

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A video clip has surfaced on Reddit of the Reds completing some high intensity running to sharpen up their fitness, with Milner seemingly leading the pack to begin with.

Not only does he lead the pack, though, he absolutely storms ahead as the intensity ramps up. Take a look below.

WATCH: Milner’s insane fitness levels in Liverpool pre-season

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Textbook Milner. The guy really is an animal.

Running in the sun, he storms ahead and leaves his teammates – including a certain Mohamed Salah – completely in the dust. And better yet, he doesn’t even look like he’s struggling.

The standards he sets are truly incredible. At this point, we all know Milner is a beast, but it’s seeing glimpses of footage like this that really confirm just how tirelessly he must work to keep himself in such supreme condition.

Liverpool's Milner in pre-season
LEIPZIG, GERMANY – JULY 21: James Milner of Liverpool looks on during the pre-season friendly match between RB Leipzig and Liverpool FC at Red Bull Arena on July 21, 2022 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Training with him must be an absolute nightmare. Salah has no chance of catching him up as he rips around the running track like a complete beast.

It’s clear to see why Klopp trusts Milner so much, even with his advancing age. His fitness is superb and his work ethic to go with it is evidently just as impressive. Having those kinds of players around the dressing room is key to creating a winning mentality.

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