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    Milner to stay at LB for next season?

    According to Melissa Reddy (good name for an LFC fan), Kloppo is looking at R. Sessegnon, a 16 year old who plays for Fulham (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLDsvGDQi34). He seems to be a great talent, and would learn as backup under Milner next season.

    I think this would be a good move. Milner has played very well this season, and although he's 31, he's unbelievably fit and can keep up with the extreme demands of the modern full-back for at least another season.

    I don't understand Milner's critics. He was dangerously out of position a couple of times at the start of the season, but he has improved a lot since then. I can't remember him having a bad game for us at LB, compared to CM, where he's struggled (not just in the last game, but under BR). People say "he's not a LB", but he's very effective in possession and an excellent tackler, and he's better at LB than CM.

    Any thoughts?

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    Milner's been great and he's far from a problem, but we can improve on him in that position. An established international left back with actual pace would take some defensive duties off Wij and Hendo and possibly the left CB as well freeing them up to deal with other shite.

    That said, him staying at LB won't really bother me, provided we get backup and strengthen massively elsewhere.
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    Upgrading him would be fantastic, but we have other priorities and he is doing a pretty good job. Within that context, he'd a a "luxury" to upgrade, where sorting out wingers, the Sturridge/Ings situation, a midfielder and acquiring a top centre-back are definitely more important things to address at present.
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    Anybody who reads my posts knows how much of a 'one paced, arthritic donkey' I think Jimmy Milner is.

    The thought of him playing left back was just comical (i'm sure I wont be the only one!)!

    BUT...

    He has been excellent this season. I'd be more than happy to have him have another season at LB the same as this.


    I think the first team is pretty set apart from the keeper and a partner for Matip.

    That's not to say we need to bring in players that are obvious reserves to boost the numbers. Players that are brought in need to be challenging players in the first team for their places.

    NEW GK

    Clyne
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    Milner

    Henderson
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    Lallana

    Mane
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    Coutinho
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    I think Milner is our best player, not the most spectacular by any means or as eye catching as others but he's deffo our only 7 out of 10 player every game...

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    Milner is clearly a stop gap. We need a new LB for next season. Simple really.
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    You never know, he has been there all season and for two windows. Other orthodox left backs have been fit enough to play there but he still gets the nod.
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    He gets the nod because we don't have an orthodox left back who is better than a midfielder helping out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigRC View Post
    He gets the nod because we don't have an orthodox left back who is better than a midfielder helping out.

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    You still think he's a midfielder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Insidious View Post
    Upgrading him would be fantastic, but we have other priorities and he is doing a pretty good job. Within that context, he'd a a "luxury" to upgrade, where sorting out wingers, the Sturridge/Ings situation, a midfielder and acquiring a top centre-back are definitely more important things to address at present.
    That's very well put, and it sums up my current viewpoint too, although I'd swap "pretty good" with "very good". Honestly, has he had a bad game recently (in the last three or four months)?

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