Roy Evans explains what he likes about James Milner

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Former Liverpool manager Roy Evans has talked up the club's summer signing James Milner.

Former Liverpool manager Roy Evans told talkSPORT what he likes about summer arrival James Milner.

Milner was snapped up on a deal by Brendan Rodgers towards the start of the summer, when he became a free agent after his contract at Manchester City expired.

Evans has piled the praise onto Milner, illustrating the benefits that he created for the current side at Anfield.

“He’s not flash, he’s not anything else and he keeps everything together – Milner is a great all round footballer for me and that is without a doubt for me, the best buy for us because he’s what you’d call the glue that brings everything together,” he told talkSPORT.

Versatility is the key

Milner’s versatility is arguably his biggest asset because it provides his manager with plenty of different options.

It means he has more chances to hold down a position in the first team and also means that he can complement his teammates in different areas.

If a defensive player wants to get forward for a set piece, he’s someone who can drop off and cover in a position.

He’s also got the experience needed to be able to guide and help the club’s younger players, as they look to get stuck into life in the first team of a very competitive and high profile football club.

If he stays fit then he’ll stay in the team and has a big chance of having a big say in Liverpool’s fortunes over the next few months.

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