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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has heaped praise on his midfield and on James Milner in particular.

While last season all the praise was lavished on Liverpool’s front three, so far it has been the midfield which has been winning all the plaudits.

Georginio Wijnaldum has been a revelation, interchanging between a holding role and a more attacking one, while the 32-year-old Milner’s fan club grows on a daily basis.

The Leeds United product was man of the match in Tuesday’s 3-2 Champions League win over Paris St Germain, backing up his performance in the victory at Tottenham three days earlier.

‘What was it last year? Most assists in the Champions League? How can you be surprised when he’s doing similar things?’ said Klopp.

‘In football it can sound like a massive age, 32, but he’s still young. He’s a proper professional, so his body gives him the opportunity.

‘He is now in a position which he loves. He’s very energetic and lively and likes to cover big distances, that helps in midfield, but it helped us also at left-back.

‘He can play football, which makes him a pretty valuable player to be honest!’

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