James Milner has been a reliable force in the Liverpool team, and has arguably played more than people may have expected this season.
The former England international has featured in all of the Reds’ eight Premier League matches so far, starting seven of them.
Despite being in the latter stages of his career at the age of 32, Milner has been a mainstay in Jurgen Klopp’s three-man midfield since the season got underway.
That could be about to change, though, after he suffered an injury during Sunday’s goalless draw with Manchester City at Anfield.
Milner was withdrawn from the action on the 29th minute and was replaced with Naby Keita, who only a few days ago had to be stretchered off the pitch against Napoli with a back complaint.
After the final whistle, The Mirror’s Northern Football Correspondent David Maddock revealed on Twitter that the injury may not be that serious.
The reporter posted quotes from Klopp’s post-match press conference.
Klopp suggests there could be better news than first thought on injury to James Milner:
“Hamstring, yeah, how much I don’t know. I asked him if it was a big one, he said he didn’t think so.” #LFC
— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) October 7, 2018
Now that it is the international break, Milner will have time behind the scenes to recover.
During a discussion on Reddit, some fans expressed confidence that the midfielder will be raring to go when Liverpool take on Huddersfield Town on October 20, while others believe that his time should be managed from now on.