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5 Things we learned from Liverpool's victory in a seven-goal thriller against Palace 

Liam Wraith
Top 5 / Top 10
20 Jan 2019, 18:33 IST

#4 Milner is versatile but may struggle at times

Milner walks off after his second yellow card
Milner walks off after his second yellow card

There are no doubts over Milner's ability to play in multiple positions, with the Leeds lad arguably being the most versatile player in the Premier League at present.

Liverpool's No.7 has shown his versatility in previous seasons after playing a full season at left back under Klopp in the 2016/17 helping the Reds to a 4th place finish.

Milner was deployed in at right back in this 7 goal thriller against Palace after Trent Alexander-Arnold was ruled out due to injury. This isn't a position the former England international is unfamiliar with as he has featured there on a few occasions throughout his long illustrious career.

The major problem that he had this time though was that he was up against Wilfred Zaha.

Milner showed his ability to play at full back after playing a major part in Salah's second goal, with a bouncing ball which caused problems for veteran Palace keeper Julian Speroni.

However, the 33-year-old also struggled with the pace and direct style of Zaha. He was penalized for 2 bad tackles on Zaha and was subsequently sent off for two yellow cards.

His versatility is immense, but Milner evidently struggled at times on Saturday.

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