Reds' stalwart midfielder calls for teammates to embrace title race as pressure mounts: James Milner calls on Liverpool teammates to embrace title race

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Liverpool’s James Milner believes his Reds teammates need to embrace the title race as the former Manchester City midfielder looked for the positives after their 1-1 draw with West Ham.

Milner had another tough night filling in at right-back as Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham gave The Reds a tough test at London Stadium.

However, Milner is one of the few Liverpool players with title-winning experience having won the Premier League twice during his five seasons with Manchester City. The 33-year-old insists that the Liverpool team and fans need to take the negatives with the positives in the final three months of the season.

Speaking to after the West Ham game, Milner said:

“It is like that in football. You have ups and downs in your career and you have ups and down within a season.”

“It is about not getting too down and there is such a long way to go, it wouldn’t surprise me if the lead changes hands all the way to the end, but we have to be confident we can get the job done. It is in our hands and there is a long, long way to go.

“I think we should enjoy being in this position, these are the positions you want to play in. It is a lot worse at the bottom end of the league when you are fighting against relegation or playing for nothing in mid-table, so let’s enjoy it and push forward together – ourselves, the fans and the whole club – and embrace it.”

The Reds will be looking to bounce back with three points when they meet Bournemouth at Anfield this Saturday.

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