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Liverpool must stay hungry, says Milner

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Liverpool cannot afford to get carried away by their Premier League triumph and must remain hungry for success if they are to compete with nearest rivals Manchester City next season, according to experienced midfielder James Milner.

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – FA Cup Fifth Round – Chelsea v Liverpool – Stamford Bridge, London, Britain – March 3, 2020 Liverpool's James Milner during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

28 Jun 2020 06:35PM

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REUTERS: Liverpool cannot afford to get carried away by their Premier League triumph and must remain hungry for success if they are to compete with nearest rivals Manchester City next season, according to experienced midfielder James Milner.

Liverpool's 30-year wait for their 19th English top-flight title ended on Thursday when two-times defending champions City lost to Chelsea, giving Juergen Klopp's side an unassailable 23-point lead with seven games left.

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Englishman Milner, who won two Premier League titles with City before joining Liverpool in 2015, expects a strong response from Pep Guardiola's team.

"You see how difficult it is for any team to defend the title,” Milner, 34, told the Times. "City managed it last season.. but they tried twice before and failed.

"The two times I was there in seasons after winning titles we were never at the races… Thats something Ive learnt from.

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