James Milner: 'Exciting' Liverpool can challenge to win the Premier League

Former Manchester City midfielder does not regret leaving the Etihad - despite their magnificent start t the new Premier League campaign

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Liverpool midfielder James Milner has insisted he does not regret leaving Manchester City this summer and says his new club can compete in the Premier League title race.

The 29-year-old swapped the Eithad Stadium for Anfield this year following the arrival of Raheem Sterling at his former club but Milner doesn't believe he has taken a step backwards.

Liverpool have kept three clean-sheets so far this season after picking up seven points from a possible nine in the opening three weeks of the season.

When asked about the Reds' title prospects, Milner said: "We will see at the end of the season, won't we?

 

"It is an exciting time to be at the club. There have obviously been a lot of changes on and off the field in the summer and it will take time to get to our best but to start the season like we have is pleasing.

"We don't want to put any targets on it but, the longer we get into this season and the more we play together, you will see us improve more and more."

Quizzed on his former side City, the England international admitted he has watched them from afar but suggested he might not necessarily have been a part of their recent success had he stayed.

"I have watched them on the TV but I might have been watching them sitting on the bench if I had stayed at the club," he argued.

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James Milner lifted the Premier League twice at Manchester City

"That is the decision I have made. I am delighted to have joined Liverpool and am enjoying every minute. Liverpool is the club that is used to winning and every time they step onto the field they expect to win - that is a nice pressure to have.

"You want to play with the biggest clubs and best players. You want to be among good, experienced players and a blend of English talent and foreign players. Everything is there.

"You look down the squad list and on the bench and it is a strong balance. You need a good squad to do anything and we will definitely have that."

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