Jurgen Klopp says James Milner would happily train on his day off

J├╝rgen Klopp through a car window

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp likes James Milner's attitude.

Liverpool demolished Everton at Anfield in an embarrassingly one sided Merseyside derby last night.

The Reds won 4-0, and it could have been a higher margin had they not eased up late on.

A key player in their victory was James Milner, who provided crosses for early goals from Divock Origi and Mamadou Sakho.

Jurgen Klopp was delighted with the former Manchester City midfielder, and told Liverpool's official club website after the game that Milner's attitude and love for the game is so great that he would happily train on his day off if required.

He said: "He’s a good boy to be honest and if you ask him tomorrow morning, he’ll say he can train. He is a good player. He brings spirit, he’s a nice guy. With all due respect, I could speak for one-and-a-half hours about Millie if you wanted."

Klopp went onto hail other members of the squad, picking out Adam Lallana and Roberto Firmino, insisting everybody is valuable.

He said: "There are a lot of other things to see – how Adam Lallana always starts our pressing moments. Roberto Firmino, we only took him off him because he had this break with injury and needs time to play, but not too much. We have only really good players; there is no player in the squad where I think ‘why is he here?"

Milner has been in outstanding form this season, particularly in the second half of the campaign. In 2016 alone he has provided 13 assists in all competitions, including the vital cross for Dejan Lovren's winner over Borussia Dortmund a week ago.

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