Liverpool's James Milner wants to help the Reds' next generation

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The Liverpool midfielder has been chatting about his new gaffer.

Liverpool midfielder James Milner has been speaking to the club’s official website about the recent appointment of manager Jurgen Klopp.

The former Borussia Dortmund boss had a relatively good start to life at Anfield, his most notable achievement to date being the 3-1 victory against Premier League champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge; but a 2-1 defeat against Crystal Palace last weekend means there is still plenty of work to do

Klopp is certainly not afraid to give young players a chance and in time he looks set to bring a whole new generation of stars through at Anfield.

The new boss’s influence on Liverpool’s youngsters is something Milner acknowledged in a recent interview, while also suggesting that he has plenty to learn from Klopp himself.

“Obviously he has come in with new ideas, new training methods and things like that,” Milner told liverpoolfc.com, “so it’s great for me as much as it is the younger guys.

“Hopefully I can help those younger guys, but I’m still learning myself.”

Milner has played 14 matches for Liverpool this season, scoring one goal and providing three assists in the process, and while he has been captaining the club in the absence of the injured Jordan Henderson, it is refreshing to see that he still feels he can learn from the new man in charge.

Liverpool have so many young players coming through the ranks right now that the future looks very bright at Anfield, but the trick for Klopp, Milner and co is to ensure almost instant success, and that is another challenge altogether.

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