Liverpool player admits he must ensure he’s not replaced by January

James Milner has admitted it’s down to him make sure Liverpool do not buy a left-back in January. 

The 30-year-old midfielder has been playing at left-back in place of Alberto Moreno – who has made five appearances this season – in Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI.

The former England international says the Reds manager owes him nothing, and he wants to prove himself in the position to ensure he still has a place in Liverpool’s first team.

“It is down to me to make sure they don’t buy a left back,” he said, as reported by Liverpool Echo.

“He (Klopp) doesn’t owe me anything. I am a Liverpool player, he is the manager, he picks the best team to win and it is my job to make sure that what is best for Liverpool is me.

“You read a lot about players not being honourable and loyal, but clubs are not loyal to players either. But we know what business it is.”

Milner has made five defensive actions per game in his 10 appearances this season, with four goals and an assist to help his side go 10 games unbeaten.

Liverpool brought in centre-backs Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan during the summer, but could expand their defensive options in a left-back.

Liverpool are currently second in the Premier League, one point behind Chelsea, ahead of their clash with Sunderland on Saturday.

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