James Milner says his role doesn't change despite extra responsibility at Liverpool

James Milner

Milner was announced as Liverpool's vice-captain on Friday despite only joining in the summer.

Liverpool midfielder James Milner has told the official Liverpool website he doesn't think being awarded the club's vice-captaincy will change his role in the side.

Milner made the switch from Manchester City in the summer on a free transfer in the summer, and even at the age of 29 he has become one of the more senior players within the squad given the vast amount that has been invested in bringing in younger players at Anfield.

The midfielder said: “It’s an amazing honour. Liverpool is an amazing club to be at.

“I don’t think it will change my role in any way; you need a lot of captains, vice-captains and leaders and people who are going to talk and help each other out.

“But it’s a great honour and hopefully I can help the younger guys along, because there is so much young talent here as well.”

It looks as though Milner will be a regular fixture in the Liverpool midfield this season having started the win over Stoke City as part of a three with Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho - and was pushed further forward later on in the encounter. To sum his performance up, he was everywhere and it's quite clear why Brendan Rodgers signed him.

He was always going to be a very important part of this Liverpool side this season and one of the leaders in the side.

It's good for Liverpool that he was prepared to be one of the leaders in the dressing room regardless of any title attached to him. Jordan Henderson is probably glad of a pretty able deputy alongside him in the team. 

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