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James Milner Recalls Ridiculous Pass From Virgil Van Dijk In Training

James Milner Recalls Ridiculous Pass From Virgil Van Dijk In Training

By Mike Parrott

Liverpool midfielder, James Milner has recalled a moment in training that nearly made him stop and applaud Virgil van Dijk after a ridiculous pass from the Dutchman.

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The red half of Merseyside are preparing to claim their first ever title in the Premier League era with only two wins remaining to secure the trophy.

Which means stories are constantly coming out about their training sessions, including one from James Milner who had a story about Van Dijk and an incredible pass he once made.

"The ball has come over his shoulder, he's got a forward sprinting to close him down, hunting him down into the corner and he's just knocked it over his shoulder, first time, into my path," said Milner. "It was one of those moments in a game where I nearly stopped and applauded before I controlled the ball myself. It was ridiculous defending, but that's the sort of thing he does!"

Milner went on to rave about the Dutch centre-back, saying he is one of the best he's played with. Milner has played with modern legends such as Rio Ferdinand and Vincent Kompany.

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"He reads the game so well, he's quick, he's strong, he's good on the ball, he's a good communicator and he's deadly in the air.

"And his positioning is so good. You can see that after the game when you look at how far players have run. He's run miles less than everyone else, even the other centre-halves, and you think 'how is that possible?' But it's because he reads the game so well.

"He's an incredible player for us, and a big part of what we do. The spine in the team is massive and he is obviously a rock in that defence."

Liverpool are set to play Everton this weekend as the Premier League returns.

Topics: Liverpool, James Milner, Premier League, Virgil Van Dijk

 

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