Liverpool first-team coach Gary McAllister has been talking up the professionalism and experience new signing James Milner brings to the club.
Milner made his competitive debut for the Reds in Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Stoke City to open the season.
Having laid the foundations of a midfield partnership with Jordan Henderson, and made the club’s vice-captain, McAllister believes 29-year-old Milner’s decorated career with Manchester City will be a huge boost to Liverpool.
“He is a winner, he has won leagues,” the Scot told the club’s official website.
“He’s an experienced player in big competitions and big competitions for his country as well. He brings good experience.
“You can bring in players that are a little bit older and have got experience but their experiences are not necessarily good ones. But he’s got good experience, he knows how to win.”
McAllister also spent time at Elland Road, between 1990-1996, before joining Coventry City from where he went on to sign for Liverpool in 2000.
“His professionalism in the opening three or four weeks that I’ve been here has been outstanding.”